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Book Discussion Group

Date:
Wed, May 25, 2011

Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:
Adult Programs

A Celebration of Reading!

Read each selection & join staff member Michele Reinhart for a spirited discussion!

Last Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in the Conference Room:

May 25: Train by Pete Dexter

Each May – rain or shine! – Jack Nicklaus hosts the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin. This month, with a nod to the diversity of the present day PGA, we’ll take a look back at golf’s not-so-distant, not-so-integrated past by reading and discussing Pete Dexter’s 2003 novel Train.

“Train” is Lionel “Train” Walk, a black caddy at a very white Los Angeles country club in the 1950s. Poised on the edge of adulthood, Train meets Miller Packard, a white police officer who, unlike the other members of the country club, respects Train’s intelligence – and his skill on the golf course.

In a different story, this might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship, but Train is rooted in the gritty world of L.A. noir.  

A gruesome crime being investigated by officer Packard sparks a series of troubled relationships and sets in motion a chain of violent events that sends Train’s life off the rails.

Please check our online catalog for available copies of the book and join us for our discussion on May 25.

COMING UP

With staffers Wendy Wise or Nicole Rencher:

  • June 29: The Crimson Petal & the White by Michel Faber
  • July 27: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
  • August 31: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
  • September 28: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  • October 26: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • November 30: The Awakening by Kate Chopin


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