SoLit Book Club

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We work to instill a love of reading, writing and community conversation.  There is nothing better than sharing a story and thoughts about a book with someone else.  Books bring us together.

 

With enlightening conversations in mind, SoLit hosts a book club once a quarter throughout the year.  At each session, a different English professor from our area chooses the book and leads the discussion of a small group.  

Feel free to sign up for any of the sessions.  There is a limit of 15 people for each group.

Book Clubs meet at the Arts Building, 301 E. 11th St. on the 2nd floor.

Fall Book Clubs

Flags in the Dust by William Faulkner
Led by Aaron Shaheen, UTC English Dept. professor
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Tuesday Oct. 11
6:00 p.m.

 Flags in the Dust details the shell shock a young WWI veteran pilot experiences after seeing his twin brother's plane get shot down on the Western Front. Originally published under the title Sartoris, the novel came out the same year, 1929, as Sound and the Fury, but is a very readable text by contrast. It's Faulkner's first Yoknapatawpha novel.  Beautifully written and heartbreaking 

The Mothers by Brit Bennett
Led by Emily Husso, Southern Adventist Univ. English professor
Thursday, Dec. 1
6:00 p.m.

Mourning the loss of her mother to suicide, Nadia Turner faces her last year of high school and takes up with the local pastor's son.  Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. The pregnancy that results from this teen romance—and the subsequent cover-up—will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone. Soon, Nadia, Luke are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently? The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt.

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