Book Club, Fiction
LABLIT (Scientists in Novels)
March, 2014 - August, 2014
March19 & 20
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. "Two centuries after its initial publication, Frankenstein endures as a synonym for 'monster.' The first modern horror novel about an invention gone horribly wrong, Mary Shelley's Gothic romance has intrigued generations of readers."
April 16 & 17
The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux. “In a gripping yarn that is also a provocative critique of society, 14-year-old Charlie records what happens when his father, an eccentric Massachusetts inventor, takes the family to the jungles of Honduras to rediscover self-reliance and ingenuity."
May 21 & 22
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier. “When Mary Anning uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home on the English coast, she sets the religious fathers on edge, the townspeople to vicious gossip, and the scientific world alight."
June 18 & 19
The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch. “A mesmerizing, allegorical, and beautifully wrought first novel about one boy's fascination with the sea. A budding marine biologist, he predicts that an extremely high tide will occur near the end of summer. This 'highest tide' is an ecological climax as well as a personal one. ”
July 16 & 17
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. "Trust Ishiguro to deliver a moral challenge: his novel is set on an estate in England that serves as home to children cloned as organ donors and is narrated by a young woman about to become a donor herself.”
August 20 & 21
Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante. "Implicated in the murder of her best friend, Jennifer White, a brilliant retired surgeon with dementia, struggles with fractured memories of their complex relationship and wonders if she actually committed the crime."
When: The third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. and the following Thursday at 10:00 a.m.
Where:Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main St, Falmouth. RSVP 508-457-2555 ext. 6
Goal: To leave the discussion feeling that you understand the book better than when you arrived.
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