The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is the debut 1940 novel by American author Carson McCullers. Written in Charlotte, North Carolina, in houses on Central Avenue and East Boulevard,[1][2] it is about a deaf man named John Singer and the people he encounters in a 1930s mill town in the US state of Georgia. It created a literary sensation on publication, enjoying a meteoric rise to the top of the bestseller lists in 1940 and was the first in a string of works by McCullers to give voice to the rejected, forgotten, mistreated and oppressed. The novel was chosen as a selection for Oprah's Book Club in 2004.

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  • Ted

    One of the comments at the meetup was that the book was written to be like a fugue. This made a lot of sense to me. For those who don't know fugues, here's a good example
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5FPC3nSn1E
    and a definition
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugue

    August 28, 2013

  • Carol S.

    I'm sorry I missed it. Had an opera tonight. Was Mick the author? When her physical traits were described in the beginning of the book, I thought it was the author.

    I enjoyed the book so much. It's a book club favorite. This is the second time I read it.

    August 25, 2013

  • joy

    Sorry I have to miss this. Just finished a project deadline. Completely exhausted...

    August 25, 2013

  • paul

    Change of plans - wish I could make it.

    August 25, 2013

  • Anna Z.

    Getting over a cold. Sorry to miss this one. See you next month.

    August 25, 2013

  • jiele

    Read the book so long ago. Also saw the movie. Became a fan of the actor

    August 9, 2013

  • Leslie S.

    I haven't attended in too many months! So I hope there's room for all of us at the Ukrainian restaurant! I read the book and am looking forward to this meet up...!

    July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like an awesom book! I can't wait to talk about it after.

    July 20, 2013

  • Laura

    Sounds great!

    July 8, 2013

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