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Libra by Don DeLillo

In this powerful, eerily convincing fictional speculation on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Don DeLillo chronicles Lee Harvey Oswald's odyssey from troubled teenager to a man of precarious stability who imagines himself an agent of history. When "history" presents itself in the form of two disgruntled CIA operatives who decide that an unsuccessful attempt on the life of the president will galvanize the nation against communism, the scales are irrevocably tipped.

A gripping, masterful blend of fact and fiction, alive with meticulously portrayed characters both real and created, Libra is a grave, haunting, and brilliant examination of an event that has become an indelible part of the American psyche

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  • Joanna

    Amazing

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Quen

    So sorry to miss this one. I'm so behind on work and leaving on vacation Saturday. Got to stay home to catch up! See you guys next time.

    July 7, 2013

  • Kathleen F.

    I'm sorry to miss the dinner for Infinite Jest but I have a family graduation.

    June 14, 2013

  • Julie

    Hi Cathy Did the original book for this meetup change? I want to think it said Falling Man when u signed up a month or so ago. Although the current selection sounds good I purchased the other.

    April 10, 2013

    • Cathy D.

      Hi Julie! We wanted to read a DeLillo so I had picked Falling Man quite randomly. On further research, this turned out not to be the best "first" DeLillo, so we switched. Also we liked Libra since the topic is similar to 11/22/63 which we'd read earlier in the year. Anyway - don't discard Falling Man, we may well add it back to the list when we nominate the next batch of books (coming in May!). Look forward to having you with us soon. -- Cathy

      April 11, 2013

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