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Jan 17: Classics Revisited

Classics Revisited

Where:  Henry Ford Centennial Library – Second Floor Ford Collection Room
When:  Wednesday, January 17, 7:00 – 8:00 pm


In Country
by Bobbie Ann Mason 

Summary

Sam Hughes, whose father was killed in Vietnam, lives in rural Kentucky with her uncle Emmett, a veteran whom she suspects is suffering from exposure to Agent Orange. Sam is a typical teenager, trying to choose a college, anticipating a new job at the local Burger Boy, sharing intimacies with her friend Dawn, breaking up with her high school boyfriend, and dealing with her feelings for Tom, one of Emmett’s buddies. Sam feels that her life is bound to the war in Vietnam and becomes obsessed with the idea because of the reluctance of her family and Tom to talk about it. Her father’s diary finally provides the insight she seeks, insight she cannot accept until she has visited the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. In Country is both a powerful and touching novel of America that analyzes the impact of the 1960s on the culture of the 1980s and is a beautiful portrayal of an often forgotten area of the country.

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Other Selections Include:

September 20
Federalist Papers (selections) by Alexander Hamilton et al. 

October 25 (fourth Wednesday)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

November 15
Cicero: Selected Works 

April 18
Ordinary People by Judith Guest

December 20
Anne of Green Gables: Book 1 by Lucy M. Montgomery

January 17
In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason

February 21
Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen

March 21
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri (Big Read!)

April 18
Ordinary People by Judith Guest

May 16
Ulysses by James Joyce


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