Upcoming Discussions

THE WINTER NOVEL

Friday, 1/9/2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Henry James, THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY (1881), chapters 1 - 19

Friday, 1/23/2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Henry James, THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY (1881), chapters 20 - 38

Friday, 2/13/2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Henry James, THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY (1881), chapters 39 - 55

 

And forthcoming:

Friday, 3/13/2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Diago Mairardi, THE FALL: A FATHER'S MEMOIR IN 424 STEPS (2012)

Friday, 4/10/2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Elena Ferrante, THOSE WHO LEAVE AND THOSE WHO STAY (2014)

Friday, 5/15/2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

William Faulkner, GO DOWN, MOSES (1942)

Friday, 6/12/2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Kate Atkinson, HUMAN CROQUET (1997)

Friday, 8/14/2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Eleanor Catton, THE LUMINARIES (2014)

Friday, 9/11/2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

TBD

Friday, 9/25/2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

TBD

Friday, 10/16/2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Amara Lakhous, CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS OVER AN ELEVATOR IN PIAZZA VITTORIO (2008)

Friday, 11/13/2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

TBD

Friday, 12/11/2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Elena Ferrante, THE LOST BABIES (2014)

Who We Are:

A reading group at the library in Norfolk, Connecticut.

Who Can Join:

Anyone. Anytime. While most of the members come from Norfolk, the group is open to anyone living in northwestern Connecticut, southwestern Massachusetts, or just about anywhere, New Hartford to Millbrook, Pittsfield to Roxbury, weekenders or full-timers.

What We Do:

We read books--then we discuss, analyze, push the boundaries of what we believe, what we know, and what we want to know. Oh, and we eat. And sometimes even drink.

Where We Meet:

At the Norfolk library, 9 Greenwoods Road East, Norfolk, Connecticut--just across US-44 from the town green and catercorner to the congregational church. For more information, call the library at 860-542-5075.

When We Meet:

Select Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The group started as a brown-bag-and-book group. These days, a few people still bring a lunch; most don't. But there's always a treat for the group to share. Look on the right-hand side of this page for the exact schedule.

How to Use This Site:

The main page has the blog posts running down it. At the bottom, you click back to subsequent sets of posts. At the top, you'll see some links for the forthcoming and past. And at the end of each blog post, you'll find tags that group various posts together. Click on one and you'll find every post that mentions that author or that work.

Who I Am:

Mark Scarbrough, the discussion wrangler, an erstwhile Southerner living in New England chill, and an erstwhile lit professor who chucked it all to become a full-time writer. To find out how that turned out, click here.