Maine Humanities Council’s Let’s Talk About It book discussion series The Way We Were, The Way We Are: Seasons in the Contemporary American Family invites readers to explore a selection of books on a central theme. The five-part series will challenge readers to define or redefine the meaning of “family” today, and in so doing, to discover something of themselves. Discussion will be facilitated by MHC scholar, Anna Rockwell. Anna received a B.A. and M.A. in Italian Language and Literature from University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently writing her dissertation on hypochondria and melancholy in eighteenth-century Italian comedy. Her research interests include European theater, medical treatises, and the history of science. Dates and corresponding book selections follow; copies of each title will be provided when registering to participate.
April 10: This House of Sky by Ivan Doig
April 24: A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
May 8: Ordinary People by Judith Guest
May 22: So Far From God by Ana Castillo
June 12: During the Reign of the Queen of Persia by Joan Chase
Space is limited. To participate, register by Sunday, February 25, 2018 by calling Adult Reference at 883-4723 opt. 4, or email askSPL [at] scarboroughlibrary.org. More information about the Maine Humanities Council and the LTAI series can be found on the MHC website.