Our streak of classic books continues. We'll be time traveling back to the days of flappers and those famous parties thrown by the notorious Jay Gatsby. Yes, folks, our book for June is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
"A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... And one fine morning--" Gatsby's rise to glory and eventual fall from grace becomes a kind of cautionary tale about the American Dream."
We're trying again for the park, so chairs and bug spray are highly recommended!