Antrim Eclectic Book Club schedules meeting

Published: 09-04-2023 11:36 AM

On Thursday, Sept. 21, from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. at the James A. Tuttle Library on Main Street in Antrim, Antrim Eclectic Book Club members discuss Jeanette Walls’s “The Glass Castle: A Memoir.”

Despite a rambling, troubled childhood, a young woman survives, comes to embrace her family and achieves professional success. Though assigned in many American high schools, this volume is frequently challenged for its alleged “offensive language” and “sexually explicit” content.

Among the matters club members will probe are who is Walls’s worst parent, why her feelings toward her parents are so complicated, the importance of Walls’s father’s promise to build a large self-sustaining home made out of glass, what accounts for the book being a best-seller, why has it been assigned in high school English classes and why it has been challenged so often.

The Antrim Eclectic Book Club meets  every third Thursday each month  between 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. at the James A. Tuttle library. Free copies of the books will be available at the library.

For information, send email to Steve Ullman at stephenhullman@gmail.com. Newcomers are welcome.

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