Events

Classics Made Modern: The Goldfinch

Monday, September 10, 2018 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, 2014 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, which combines unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and breathtaking suspense in an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless conspiracy of fate.

Classics Made Modern: Kidnapped

Monday, October 8, 2018 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson, a historical fiction adventure novel set around real 18th century Scottish events and first published in 1886. The book raises moral issues around justice and the political situation of the time is portrayed from multiple viewpoints.

Classics Made Modern: Maisie Dobbs

Monday, November 12, 2018 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Anton Room 202 Books

Read 2Book selection Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear. Meet a former servant who starts her own business as a psychologist and private investigator in 1929 London after spending World War I at the front as a nurse in this 2003 Agatha Award winning historical mystery novel. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Classics Made Modern: The Cricket on the Hearth

Monday, December 10, 2018 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Anton Room 202 Books

The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home by Charles Dickens is the third of his five Christmas novellas, first published in 1845. For years, this story was more popular on stage than A Christmas Carol and is praised for its depiction of the Victorian ideal of the happy home.