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Join Nick and the Peebles Bibliophiles Book Club on Monday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m. for our final Book Club meeting of 2018. We’ll discuss Light in August by William Faulkner, and vote to select our 2019 reading list. Send your suggested titles to Nick in advance. If you can’t make it to the October meeting, send a write-in vote by emailing Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of Faulkner’s most admired and accessible novels, “Light in August reveals the great American author at the height of his powers. Lena Grove’s resolute search for the father of her unborn child begets a rich, poignant, and ultimately hopeful story of perseverance in the face of mortality. It also acquaints us with several of Faulkner’s most unforgettable characters, including the Reverend Gail Hightower, who is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen, and Joe Christmas, a ragged, itinerant soul obsessed with his mixed-race ancestry.
Powerfully entwining these characters’ stories, “Light in August vividly brings to life Faulkner’s imaginary South, one of literature’s great invented landscapes, in all of its impoverished, violent, unerringly fascinating glory.