2006-09-21 / About Town

Book discussions detailed

The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown library continues on Tuesday, Oct.10, the second Tuesday of the month from 1 to 2 p.m. with the novel "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck.

Published in 1939, this story takes place during the Great Depression. It traces the migration of an Oklahoma Dust Bowl family to California and their subsequent hardships as migrant farm workers. "The Grapes of Wrath" won a Pulitzer Prize the following year. The work did much to publicize the injustices done to migrant labor.

Future book discussions include:

+ Nov. 14, "A Covenant with Death" by Stephen Becker, which

details the story of a man charged with the murder of his beautiful wife. Becker was a native New Yorker, a translator and novelist, who died in 1999.

+ Dec. 12, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith.

+ Jan. 9 "Mirage" by Soheir Khashoggi.

These book smay be obtained through the Jamestown Library by placing holds on one of the many copies in the state available through the Cooperating Libraries Automated Network (CLAN). Registration is not required. The meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, call the library at 423-7280.

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