Margaret Atwood’s Dystopian Forecast

Margaret Atwood is a poet, novelist, essayist, and literary critic who has published more than 50 books during her long career. Her most widely-read novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, has been adapted for film, opera, ballet, dramatic radio broadcast, and stage. Her most recent novel, Maddaddam, published in September of 2013, concludes a dystopian trilogy that began with Oryx and Crake and continued with The Year of the Flood. Read on to find out more about Atwood’s dystopian vision.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I know it’s cliché, but The Book Thief by Markus Zusak really is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life. The writing is beautiful, the story is heartwarming as well as tragic, and the narrator is written from a unique perspective… Death. The story’s lead character, Leisel Meminger, […]

Bean There, Read That: The Lovely Bones

Pick up a copy of The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold for the September 24, 2013 7-8:30PM Bean There, Read That book discussion at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn) for young professionals. When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, […]

Bean There, Read That: Persepolis

Pick up a copy of Persepolois by Marjane Satrapi for the Tuesday August 27, 2013 Bean There, Read That 7-8:30PM book discussion for young professionals at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn). Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi’s best-selling, internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips. Persepolis is the story of Satrapi’s unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family […]

Bean There, Read That: We Need to Talk About Kevin

Pick up a copy of We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver for the Tuesday July 23, 2013 Bean There, Read That 7-8:30PM book discussion for young professionals at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn). The gripping international bestseller about motherhood gone awry Eva never really wanted to be a mother – and […]

Bean There, Read That: Secret Life of Bees

Pick up a copy of The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd for the June 25, 2013 7-8:30PM Bean There, Read That book discussion for young professionals at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn). Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been […]