The Literature Forum Steering Committee selected the following six books for next season:
1) Nov. 8: "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien. This tale of the men of Alpha Co. during the Vietnam War is hailed as a classic work of American literature. The writer, a Vietnam veteran, became an author at age 43 with his story of war and peace, courage, fear and longing.
2-3) Dec. 13 and Jan. 10: Selection and dates of the following two books are definite but order is to be determined:
“Old Filth” by Jane Gardam
n "Wingshooters" by Nina Revoyr. The effects of change on a small, isolated town bring to light family loyalties, justice and the strengths and limitations of community in central Wisconsin.
n "Old Filth" by Jane Gardam, whose terse and humorous style is outstanding in the story of Sir Edward Feathers, an English barrister known as "Filth" - an acronym for "Failed In London Try Hong Kong."
4) Feb. 14: "Felicia's Journey" by William Trevor. The lyrical writing of William Trevor takes on the suspense of a psychological thriller when the young, female protagonist comes in contact with an irrational stalker.
What: Literature Forum
When: 1 p.m. the second Thursday of November to April
Where: Woman's Club Room in the Boca Grande Community Center.
Why: Discuss great literature
5) March 14: "The Siege of Krishnapur" by J.G. Farrell. Widely considered one of the finest British novels of the last 50 years, the story details the Great Mutiny in India by the Muslim soldiers against their British overlords.
6) April 11" "The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane. In keeping with the presentation by the Friends of Boca Grande's "Civil War Week," Literature Forum is pleased to offer this classic story of a young man's fear of battle.
All of those interested in reading and discussing outstanding literature are invited to Literature Forum. Books should be available for purchase at Ruhama's Books in the Sand, Amazon.com, Alibris.com or fine bookstores everywhere. The Lee County Reference Room and the Fust Library will have copies available for borrowing.
Meetings are held at 1 p.m. the second Thursday of the months from November to April in the Woman's Club Room of the Community Center.