Don't miss out on this wonderful book discussion series led by B. J. Smith at Kent Memorial Library in Suffield. There's still room for a few more people and even if you don't have time to read all of the first book you can still be part of the discussion and catch up with the next books.
As you listen to people leaving her book discussions you always hear comments like, "I didn't know the book was about that!" or "There was so much in that simple story and she helped me understand it." B. J. brings books to life with her knowledge of the authors, the history at the time the books were written,the thoughts of the author's generation and how it all relates to today's world.
The first book is written by Heinlein. Tom Clancy has said of Robert A. Heinlein, "We proceed down the path marked by his ideas. He shows us where the future is." Nowhere is this more true than in Heinlein's gripping tale of revolution on the moon in 2076, where "Loonies" are kept poor and oppressed by an Earth-based Authority that turns huge profits at their expense. amazon
Heinlein was deeply affected by events such as the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Cold War, and his fiction tended to convey strong social and political messages. His many influential novels include Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land, and Time Enough for Love.
The B. J. Smith Science Fiction Book Discussion Series will be as follows-
May 2nd-The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A.Heinlein
June 6th– The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Leguin
July 11th- Neuromancer by William Gibson
Sept 12th- Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
If you don't have copies of the books they will be available at the library to pick up from Saturday April 28th and on. The library will be reopening on Saturday, so stop by to see the changes and pick up the books and more. The free discussions are graciously sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more info- please email the library at email@example.com or call 860-668-3896.