Book Club Books / Books-to-Movies / Historical Fiction

Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West

Only one more week until our Bartlett Book Community Book Discussion.  There are still some copies of the book available at the Information Desk for anyone who wants to join the discussion on Tuesday, May 17 at 2:00 and 7:00 pm.  It’s not too late to pick one up, as the book is a quick read.

Each chapter is a vignette unto itself.  Some of the favorite ones include “The Pacing Goose,” in which Eliza Birdwell must take the neighboring farmer to court in order to get her beloved pet goose back, and a “A Likely Exchange” in which Jess Birdwell learns that appearances in animals and people can be deceiving.  The Civil War experience is related from the Quaker experience with irony and reality in “The Battle in Finney’s Ford.”

We will also preview the book on Saturday, May 14, at 2:00 pm with a “Civil War Movie Matinee” featuring the 1956 movie version starring Gary Cooper and Dorothy Maguire.  Please join us for both of these events.

Dawn

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