Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Saturday Samplers Book Group to Meet

Bernardsville Library’s book discussion group, Saturday Samplers, will meet on Saturday, December 3 at 3:30 pm to discuss The Complete Stories of Truman Capote.

This collection was published on the occasion of what would have been Capote’s eightieth birthday, and the volume confirms his status of one of the masters of the short fiction form. His stories range from the gothic South to the chic East Coast, from rural children to aging urban sophisticates—encompassing all the unforgettable places and people of Capote’s oeuvre.

Truman Capote was born in New Orleans in 1924. In 1948, his first novel, “Other Voices, Other Rooms,” was published to international critical acclaim, assuring his place among the prominent postwar American writers. He was the recipient of the O. Henry Memorial Short Story Prize twice and was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters.

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 No sign-up is needed to join the discussion. Call the library at 766-0118 for more information.

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