Reston Book Club
Thursdays Mar. 28, Apr. 18, May 9, 2:15–3:40
United Chrisan Parish
Coordinators: Luci Martel firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Scheeler email@example.com
This Reston?based book club focuses on literary ?ction. We look for good novels on the long and short lists of book competitions such as the US National Book Award, the UK Man Booker Prize, and other major literary prizes. This term we will examine three novels featuring interconnected short stories.
On March 28, we will discuss Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro’s The Lives of Girls and Women. Munro, it turns out, is a favorite of Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout, and Munro’s in?uence on Strout is apparent. On April 18, we will examine Strout’s Anything is Possible, and on May 9, we will read My Name is Lucy Barton. Strout reports that she wrote both these books at the same time, populating them with characters with rich backstories. The interconnections of characters and events both within and between the two books are fascinating, parcularly when examined in this order.