July 15, 2024

Book Club: June/July

Upcoming Book Discussions! Each meeting is 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Books are available now for the next 2 discussions.

June 20
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (edited by Mirjam Pressler, translated by Susan Massotty). June 12 marks what could have been Anne Frank’s 94th birthday. This is the book of the writings from the Dutch-language diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.

July 18
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – First published 70 years ago, it presents an American society where books have been personified and outlawed and “firemen” burn any that are found. The novel follows Guy Montag, a fireman who becomes disillusioned with his role of censoring literature and destroying knowledge, eventually quitting his job and committing himself to the preservation of literary and cultural writings.