What we're about

This is a book group devoted to classic literature. Together we read and discuss fiction from the time period 1800-1950. We believe in the value of books, as well as the value of friendship and socializing. Our discussions are respectful and welcoming of all viewpoints. We want for everyone to participate and for no one to dominate the discussion. We make room for lots of laughter and fun, and a drink or two if you're so inclined.

Upcoming events (3)

Thornton Wilder's "The Bridge of San Luis Rey"

The Post (in the Park Hotel, formerly the Inn on the Park)

"The Bridge of San Luis Rey" is a 1927 novel by Thornton Wilder. The book tells the story of a fatal bridge collapse in Peru and the lives of those who perished there. Wilder was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1897, and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1928 for "The Bridge of San Luis Rey." Join us for a lively conversation and whatever food or drinks you may want to order from The Post bar and restaurant.

Second Annual American Players Theatre Outing

American Players Theatre

Please save the date for our second annual outing to American Players Theatre in Spring Green. The show is "Macbeth" in the "up the hill" outdoor theatre. Show time is 6:00 pm, but we will be meeting earlier to carpool from the Madison area and have a pre-show picnic on APT's wooded grounds. Attendees can purchase their own tickets from the box office -- our group is in aisle 6, row B if you'd like to get a seat nearby. As the date gets closer there will be more information about carpooling and picnicking. Please note that unlike our normal book group meetings, this is not a book discussion and there is no expectation that you will have read the play beforehand (although you probably read it in high school anyway).

Tolstoy's Birthday Celebration -- "The Kreutzer Sonata" novella

The Post (in the Park Hotel, formerly the Inn on the Park)

Happy birthday Leo Tolstoy! Join us on September 9 for a special book group meeting to celebrate the 191st anniversary of his birthday on that date. For this book group meeting, we will be discussing "The Kreutzer Sonata." Although Tolstoy is most famous for his long novels, he also wrote some memorable novellas, including "The Kreutzer Sonata" (Крейцерова соната), which is only about 85 pages. This novella was first published in 1889, but was censored in both Russia and the United States due to its controversial content. It is about love, jealousy, and music, and will be sure to spark a lively discussion. If you've never tried reading Tolstoy before, this book is an easy way to start. Food and drinks can be ordered from The Post bar and restaurant, and there might even be birthday cake!

Past events (13)

"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser

The Post (in the Park Hotel, formerly the Inn on the Park)

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