April 2021 Book Club Meeting


The April meeting of the Book Club will be on Wednesday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Susan Bowman. Marsha McCoy will lead our discussion of The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. “Considered to be Fitzgerald's magnum opus, The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval and excess, creating a portrait of the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream.” 


We will also continue our year-long foray into Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, and for this month, will focus on I Sing the Body Electric. There were four editions of Leaves of Grass published between 1855 and 1892 and many of the modern compilations are arranged based on who edited/published the book. For our purposes, any edition based on the 1891-92 4th and final edition should work. One with an index to the poems would be handy, since they can be arranged in different orders.


If those who would like to attend would please RSVP to Susan Bowman at scbowman@mcare.com, she will provide her address. Please note that the meeting will be in person, but we will ask that everyone wear masks and keep them on other than while eating and drinking. Susan will provide wine and water, but please feel free to bring your own snacks or beverages. 


Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: FREE. To RSVP, please email Susan Bowman.