A Classical Idea! Book Group (Headquarters Library)

Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser

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:

September 15: Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser 
Young Martin Dressler begins his career as an industrious helper in his father's cigar store.  In the course of his restless young manhood, he makes a swift and eventful rise to the top, accompanied  by two sisters--one a dreamlike shadow, the other a worldly business partner. As the eponymous Martin's vision becomes bolder and bolder he walks a haunted line between fantasy and reality, madness and ambition, art and industry, a  sense of doom builds piece-by-hypnotic piece until this mesmerizing journey into the heart of an American dreamer reaches its bitter-sweet conclusion. 

Upcoming Selections:

October 20: Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor 
November 17: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 
December 15: no meeting