A Classical Idea! Book Group (Headquarters Library)

The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty

Rediscover the timeless, treasured delights of the classics. Read, savor, and engage in lively discourse with our newest Book Group. Meets the 3rd Monday of every month, 7-8 p.m. For more information, please call the Adult Research Desk at 372-1144 ext. 232.

Current Selection:

April 21: The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty
Laurel Hand, long absent from the South, comes from Chicago to New Orleans, where her father dies after surgery. With Fay, the stupid new young wife of her father, Laurel returns to her former Mississippi home and stays a few days after the funeral for reunions with old friends. In a night alone in the house she grew up in, she confronts elements of the past and comes to a better understanding of it and of herself and her parents. 

Upcoming Selections:

May 19: The Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
June 16: Kim by Rudyard Kipling
July 21: Humboldt’s Gift by Saul Bellow