Stoner - John Williams

  • July 1, 2014 · 7:30 PM
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William Stoner enters the University of Missouri at nineteen to study agriculture. A seminar on English literature changes his life, and he never returns to work on his father's farm. Stoner becomes a teacher. He marries the wrong woman. His life is quiet, and after his death his colleagues remember him rarely.

Yet with truthfulness, compassion and intense power, this novel uncovers a story of universal value. Stoner tells of the conflicts, defeats and victories of the human race that pass unrecorded by history, and reclaims the significance of an individual life. 

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  • John M.

    A serious and quietly moving book.

    1 · July 2

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry - busy with work so can't make this one.

    June 30

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry now out of town on Tuesday and won't get back.

    June 29

  • Chantal

    Hi Sandy. Looking forward to meeting you. Don't worry if you haven't had time to read the book.

    June 29

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have just joined this group. Looking forward to meeting everybody.

    June 29

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I have a flat viewing in Edinburgh on Tuesday afternoon, arranged today. I don't think I'll make it make back for book club.

    June 25

  • Arnaud

    Sorry. High risk to be in France. See you next time

    June 25

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rats, yet again I'm afraid I have to exit at the last minute :-(

    June 24

  • Chantal

    Hi Everyone

    Just to remind you that our next meet up is next Tuesday. And welcome back Stephen!

    My phone number should you need it is 07981733352.

    Happy reading!

    1 · June 24

  • Chantal

    Hi Sophie

    You've RSVPd so you have a place.

    April 24, 2014

  • Sophie

    Hi, just joined this group - can anyone come along? I've just read this so would be good to discuss! Thanks

    April 23, 2014

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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