Press Release 2/5/18

(Kent, Connecticut) – The book discussion group at Kent Memorial Library for Spring 2018 will be a follow up to the Library’s Fall theme, and in keeping with recent films about losses England sustained and cracks in the British Empire the wars revealed. The first book will be about WWI, and move on from there.

Why was a country so far from the battles so deeply affected by the two world wars? These novels give some answers to that question and introduce readers to books about a part of the world often overlooked for its arts: Australian Novels, WWI to WWII.

Thursday, March 29 The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally

Thursday, April 19 The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Thursday, May 10 The Strays by Emily Bitto

Thursday, June 14 The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

The Kent Memorial Library Book Discussion Group meets once a month on Thursdays from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. in the Reading Room. The meetings are free and open to the public, but please register at the circulation desk so our exceptionally capable librarians will know how many books to round up. Please call the Library to register at 860.927.3761.

Discussion is conducted by Betty Krasne, PhD, writer, professor emerita, and long time Kent resident. Betty Krasne, Ph.D., a writer and retired professor of literature who lives in Kent, leads the discussions.