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February 24th at 7:00 pm

Eve’s Diary¬†and¬†Extracts from Adam’s Diary.¬†(1906)by¬†Mark Twain

Mark Twain’s¬†take on the battle of the sexes is funny and witty and brilliant as he writes once from Eve’s perspective and then follows-up from Adam’s. A sample observation from Eve, “He talks very little. Perhaps it is because he is not bright…”

Little Miss Sophie by Alice Dunbar-Nelson (1895)
A short story about an impoverished woman trying to do right by a former lover.

Sticks by George Saunders (1995) 

Not so¬†much¬†a¬†short¬†story¬†as it¬†is¬†flash¬†fiction,¬†‚ÄúSticks‚ÄĚ is written¬†from¬†the¬†perspective¬†of¬†a young¬†man¬†whose¬†father has¬†an¬†unusual habit: dressing up¬†a¬†crucifix¬†that‚Äôs¬†built of out a metal pole¬†in¬†the yard.¬†One of America‚Äôs greatest living¬†short¬†story writers,¬†George Saunders explained:¬†“For two¬†years I’d been driving¬†past¬†a¬†house¬†like the one in¬†the¬†story, imagining the owner as a man more joyful and self-possessed and less self-conscious than myself. Then one day I got sick of him and invented his opposite, and there was the story.”


Previous Discussions – 2021

Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville (1856)

A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell (1917)

Thank you, Ma’am¬†by Langston Hughes (1958)

Previous Discussions – 2020

December

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
you can access a digital copy or visit the Ground Floor Checkout Desk to pick up a copy after November 15th


November

Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen by O.Henry 

 Three Thanksgiving Kisses by Edward Payson Roe 

Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, 1863 by Abraham Lincoln 

In the midst of the Civil War, President Lincoln formally established Thanksgiving as America’s holiday to recognize the bounties of “fruitful fields and healthful skies” and to help heal the wounds of the nation.


October

Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Symbols and Signs by Vladimir Nabokov


September 

Yellow Wallpaper¬†by Charlotte Perkins Gilman¬†‚Ästhttps://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/theliteratureofprescription/exhibitionAssets/digitalDocs/The-Yellow-Wall-Paper.pdf

Cathedral¬†by Raymond Carver ‚Ästhttp://www.giuliotortello.it/ebook/cathedral.pdf


August

The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien


July 

The Story of B24 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
access at¬†https://www.dfw-sherlock.org/uploads/3/7/3/8/37380505/1899_march_round_the_fire_x_–_the_story_of_b_24.pdf