The Novel Encounters Book Club reads a variety of books from fiction to memoirs to mysteries. If you enjoy reading all different genres of books and want a night out, please join us each month for some delightful discussions. Every 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM, the group sits down at the library for some stimulating and fun conversation. Check our library calendar for the upcoming titles or contact the library at 645-2989 for further information.
June's Book pick is:
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
"Toole's lunatic and sage novel introduces one of the most memorable characters in American literature, Ignatius Reilly, whom Walker Percy dubs "slob extraordinaire, a mad Oliver Hardy, a fat Don Quixote, a perverse Thomas Aquinas rolled into one." Set in New Orleans, A confederacy of Dunces outswifts Swift, one of whose essays gives the book its title. As its characters burst into life, they leave the region and literature forever changed by their presence-Ignatius and his mother; Miss Trixie, the octogenarian assistant accountant at Levi Pants; inept, wan Patrolman Mancuso; Darlene, the Bourbon Street stripper with a penchant for poultry; Jones the jivecat in spaceage dark glasses.
The book discussion will be on June 21st at 7pm