Press Release 2/24/20

(Kent, Connecticut) – In the beginning, mythic stories featured heroes who went off on solitary journeys, where they encountered challenges that necessitated their proving themselves up to the job. The buddy story followed later, think of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, and has been a favorite of visual medias as it allows for a variety of contrasting effects. One particular subcategory of this kind of plot involves the road trip.

This spring the KML Book Discussion will focus on four novels, two by North American writers and two by British writers, to see what use current novelists are making of this type of plot device.

March 26        One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

April 23          Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart

May 21           America For Beginners by Leah Franqui

June 11            The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

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. The Library makes every effort to supply books, but requests that people sign up for the meetings so that they know how many copies to order. 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.