Book Discussion Group for December 2017 and January 2018 - Archived

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 at 7:00 pm Fred Harper Room  We will discuss  A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. This book is about a man who is angry at the world and everyone in it and is not afraid to tell them why. It is also a story of tragedy, regret, love, and Ove’s struggle to accept friendship from an unlikely source. Throughout the book Ove also speaks to his deceased wife, complaining about the neighbors, the rule breakers, and how much he misses her. During the interludes within the narrative, we also learn about how Ove became Ove.


Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 at 7:00 pm Fred Harper Room  We will discuss The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. This is a novel about a ‘perfect’ English butler named Stevens who tries to give his life meaning through the selfless nature of his profession. In a career that spans the second World War, Stevens is oblivious of the real life that goes on around him. The subtle character studies are sophisticated and the plot development is a joy to follow. Ishiguro manages to convey sadness, happiness, and criticism of the English cast system, all at the same time.