Hi, all-- We decided to make this our December/ January book. Traditionally, we have chosen a longer book to read over these two months. December's meeting will be mainly a social gathering, at Ellen's house starting at 6:30. Plan to BRING FOOD to share. I'll provided mulled wine and mulled cider.
The book--according to Wikipedia:
The Brothers Karamazov is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dostoyevsky spent nearly two years writingThe Brothers Karamazov, which was published as a serial in The Russian Messenger from January 1879 to November 1880. The author died less than four months after its publication.
The Brothers Karamazov is a passionate philosophical novel set in 19th century Russia, that enters deeply into the ethical debates of God, free will, and morality. It is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, judgement, and reason, set against a modernizing Russia, with a plot which revolves around the subject of patricide. Dostoyevsky composed much of the novel in Staraya Russa, which inspired the main setting. Since its publication, it has been acclaimed as one of the supreme achievements in world literature.
This is a lengthy book, so don't wait to get started!