2017-2018 Sibling Rivalries
This informal discussion group meets at 9:30 AM in the Tarbell Room for coffee and discussion. We welcome new members and occasional drop-ins. Copies of each title in various formats will be available at the Front Desk two weeks prior to the discussion.
Books have arrived at the front circulation desk for 1st meeting of 2017-2018!
September 15th 9:30 am Tarbell Room
Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
The Prince of Tides marks author Pat Conroy's fourth novel and his second exploration of a southern family withstanding the abuse of an overbearing and violent father. Like Bull Meecham of The Great Santini, Henry Wingo is a tyrant of a man, prone to physically and mentally abusing his wife and children. The story revolves around youngest son Tom, who flees a failing marriage to come to Manhattan in the wake of his twin sister Savannah's second suicide attempt. Tom begrudgingly agrees to help Savannah's stunning psychiatrist Susan Lowenstein uncover the trauma that is haunting Savannah to the point that she assumes the identity of a deceased friend. As Tom digs into the family's stormy past, he highlights the ugliness of his abusive father. At the heart of the family's disintegration, however, is older brother and Vietnam vet Luke's death at the hands of authorities as he attempted to sabotage a nuclear power plant. Tom's revelations, and a burgeoning romance with Susan, lead him to rethink his life.
|Sept. 15||Prince of Tides||Pat Conroy|
|Sept 29||The Green Road||Anne Enright|
|Oct. 13||The Brothers Bulgers||Howie Carr|
|Oct. 27||Homer & Langley||E.L. Doctorow|
|Nov. 17||Vanessa and her Sister||Priya Parmar|
|Dec. 8||The Wright Brothers||David McCullough|
|Jan.5 2018||The Lowland||Jhumpa Lahiri|
|Jan.19||The Three Weissmanns of
|Feb.9||The Mill on the Floss||George Eliot|
|Mar 2||Fathers and sons||Ivan Turgenev|
|Mar 23||East of Eden||John Steinbeck|
|Apr 6||The Story Sisters||Alice Hoffman|
|Apr 27||The Six: the lives
of the Mitford Sisters
|May 11||The Burgess Boys||Elizabeth Strout|