Gary Carden has announced the first meeting of a book discussion group which will begin with a meeting at 5 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Sylva Senior Citizen Center in Room 129.
The first meeting will be devoted to establishing the time and date of future meetings and the selection of books to be discussed.
“Now is your chance,” said Carden. “If you have been wanting to talk about the historic background of Ron Rash’s Serena, or the similarities between To Kill a Mockingbird and Tom Franklin’s new novel, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, now is your chance.” A portion of the first meeting will be devoted to possible selections, including (but not limited to) Daniel Woodrell’s Winter’s Bone, William Gay’s short story collection, I Hate to See That Evening Soon Go Down, Harriette Arnow’s The Dollmaker and Margaret Miller’s Lamb in His Bosom.”
Carden emphasized that the group’s purpose is to discuss books in a casual, non-threatening atmosphere. Refreshments are encouraged and there will be free coffee.