Mansfield Park

Thursday, November 4, 7:00 pm Mansfield Park by Jane Austen In this novel, said to be Austen’s favorite, the idyllic Bertram family estate becomes home to a poor young relative, Fanny. In Mansfield Park’s wealthy world of social accomplishments and flirtations, the sensible Fanny finds herself out of place, yet …

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Seabiscuit

Thursday, October 7, 7:00 pm Seabiscuit  by Laura Hillenbrand Seabiscuit is the nonfiction story of a thoroughbred racehorse who became an unlikely champion and symbol of hope to many Americans during the Great Depression. The 2003 film adaptation stars Tobey Macguire and Jeff Bridges.

The Reader

Thursday, September 2, 7:00 pm The Reader by Bernhard Schlink The Reader is a provocative, morally challenging, and deeply moving novel about a young boy’s erotic awakening in a clandestine love affair with a mysterious older woman. Falling ill on his way home from school, 15-year-old Michael Berg is rescued …

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The Soloist

Thursday, August 5, 2010 The Soloist by Steve Lopez The true story of journalist Steve Lopez’s discovery of Nathaniel Ayers, a former classical bass student at Julliard, playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Deeply affected by the beauty of Ayers’s music, Lopez took …

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