We had a nice turnout for Whose Names are Unknown, by Sanora Babb, a moving account of the suffering of innocent people caught up in the largest environmental disaster our country has ever endured. Members noted the lasting effects the concomitant Depression has had on the national psyche. Also brought into the discussion was the recent PBS broadcast of Ken Burns' The Dust Bowl.
Our June selection is Revolutionary Road, by Richard Yates, which came out as a movie in 2008 starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. From the moment of its publication in 1961, Revolutionary Road was hailed as a masterpiece of realistic fiction and as the most evocative portrayal of the opulent desolation of the American suburbs. It's the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright, beautiful, and talented couple who have lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner.