From the Library – Classic Book Discussion Group Will Read “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway in May 2022

Ken Burns recently profiled Ernest Hemingway in a documentary for PBS, but if you ever wanted to read (or reread) one of Papa’s most famous novels, join the Classic Book Discussion Group next month for The Old Man and the Sea:

BOOK DESCRIPTION: The last of his novels Ernest Hemingway saw published, The Old Man and the Sea has proved itself to be one of the most enduring works of American fiction. The story of a down-on-his-luck Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal—a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream—has been cherished by generations of readers.

Hemingway takes the timeless themes of courage in the face of adversity and personal triumph won from loss and transforms them into a magnificent twentieth-century classic. First published in 1952, this hugely popular tale confirmed his power and presence in the literary world and played a large part in his winning the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature.

An in-person discussion of The Old Man and the Sea will be held on Thursday, May 26, at 3:00 PM. If you’d like to attend, please register now through our Event Calendar.

Copies of The Old Man and the Sea are currently available on our 1st Floor on the Book Discussion Shelf (just behind our New Books shelves).

You can also download a copy of The Old Man and the Sea through Overdrive as an ebook or an audiobook.

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