Bernardsville Library’s book discussion group, Saturday Samplers, will meet on Saturday, February 5 at 3:30 pm to discuss East of Eden (1952) by John Steinbeck.
John Steinbeck, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature, called this “the first book.” Set in the Salinas Valley of California, the story follows the intertwined destinies of two families whose generations helplessly re-enact the fall of Adam and Eve and the rivalry of Cain and Abel. The New York Times Book Review called it “a fantasia of history and myth…a strange and original work of art.”
Led by Readers’ Services Assistant, Evelyn Fischel, Saturday Samplers is a book discussion group dedicated to sampling various kinds of literature, including short stories, nonfiction, new and old novels, and even teen fiction. Its goal is to search out interesting, noteworthy, and sometimes overlooked books. Readers can find information about the group and about the books and authors on the reading list at http://saturdaysamplers.blogspot.com. No sign-up is needed to join the discussion. Call the library at 766-0118 for more information.