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What holds families together, or breaks them apart? To what extent does geography, historic tradition, or economics define the roles people play in a family, or are family roles formed by more intimate early home circumstances? When writers decide to write about a family, how do they go about telling their stories: do they have one narrator or several, do they use a first person or a third person perspective?
This spring the KML book discussion will look at a traditional type of novel, particularly common in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, to see how this kind of tale is being used in contemporary novels.
March 2 Close, Jennifer. Marrying the Ketchups. 2022.
April 6 Khalifa, Khaled. Death is Hard Work. 2016. Trans. 2019.
May 4 Adebayo, Ayobani. Stay With Me. 2017.
June 1 Ali, Monica. Love Marriage. 2022.
Meetings of the Kent Memorial Library Spring Book Discussion will take place via Zoom on Thursday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. The program is free and open to the public.
However, please register at the library so the staff will know how many books will be needed. The programs are organized and moderated by Betty Krasne, PhD.