The Bartlett Public Library District holds a Community Book Discussion on Tuesday, May 17, at 2:00 and 7:00 pm. This featured book, which was published in 1945, is set on a Quaker farm in Indiana during the American Civil War. Paperback and large print copies of the book are available at the Information Desk. The book is considered a classic of 20th century American literature and has received stellar reviews over the years. The Washington Post said, “West writes gracefully, occasionally poetically, in a voice both innocent and brave.” The New York Times Book Review writes, “West is an advocate of human respect, reason over emotions, and a tough, all-purpose femininity that can face and solve most situations on its own terms.” Check back in May for another posting on this book.
http://www.jessamyn.com/jessamyn/jessbio.html for biographical information about Jessamyn West