From the Library – Classic Book Discussion Group Will Read Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” in October 2022
When you’re alone and life is making you lonely…
You can always go…
to Our Town!
Wait, that’s not how that song goes.
A favorite of high school drama clubs everywhere, the Classic Book Discussion Group will be reading Thornton Wilder’s Our Town this month.
BOOK DESCRIPTION: Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of life in the mythical village of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire—an allegorical representation of all life—is an American classic. It is the simple story of a love affair that asks timeless questions about the meaning of love, life, and death.
Our Town explores the relationship between two young neighbors, George Gibbs and Emily Webb, whose childhood friendship blossoms into romance, and then culminates in marriage. When Emily loses her life during childbirth, the circle of life portrayed in each of the three acts—childhood, adulthood, and death—is fully realized.
An in-person discussion of Our Town will be held on Thursday, October 27, at 3:00 PM. If you’d like to attend, please register now through our Event Calendar.
Copies of Our Town are currently available on our 1st Floor on the Book Discussion Shelf (just behind our New Books shelves).
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