MUSE Group Series Spring 2013
Book lovers searching for a place to discuss novels with students, faculty and community members will be given four opportunities to do so this semester at Kent State University at East Liverpool. The discussions are part of the campus’ MUSE group and will be held on: February 5, March 5, April 2 and May 7. Each discussion starts at 6:30 p.m. and is held in the Dean’s Conference Room (3rd floor) of the Main Classroom Building.
Crossing to Safety
"Pulitzer prize winner author Stegner at his best. This is his last book, written in his mature years, a beautiful story of friendship between two couples. All the high and low notes of life....struggling years as untenured teachers at the University of Wisconsin, beginning a family, traveling in Europe, illness and separation. a book to read many times over the years.”
“This novel is about two couples whose lives have been intertwined for years. One of the wives is disabled by illness/age and the other is dying of cancer. It is NOT a downer, however. The cancer-sufferer becomes a sympathetic character despite the fact that she has been trying to control the lives of friends and family for years. It is a slow, contemplative book, perhaps Stegner's best… I recommend it for those who are old or are planning to be old.” Excerpts from Amazon Reviews
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Jonathon Safran Foer
This discussion will be led by Dr. Eric D. Miller. Miller is a psychologist with research interests in loss and grieving. He has studied and written about 9/11 and its psychological impact.“Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11. This seemingly impossible task will bring Oskar into contact with survivors
of all sorts on an exhilarating, affecting, often hilarious, and ultimately healing journey.” From Goodreads.com
The Midwife (Call the Midwife)
"Who would ever think a memoir about midwifery could read like an action adventure? Not me. Nevertheless, Jennifer Worth's new book The Midwife, a Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times, does just that--at the same time it is as personal as a journal and as informative as a social history of everyday life in the East End of London in the 1950s.”
“Worth writes with wit and insight as she brings to life the challenge of helping women lying at home on sagging beds bring into this world new life. She often did so without the benefits of indoor plumbing, telephones, or maternity technology…” Excerpts from Amazon Reviews
Title to be determined by the group.
The Muse Group discussions are free and open to the public, and all book lovers are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served. For further information please contact the Campus Library at 330-382-7401.