IRON RIVER—Summer is around the corner, which means that plans are being made for the summer reading club to meet at the West Iron District Library.
A discussion of three novels is slated for June, July and August. As in the past, former literature teacher Bonnie Wilgreen will lead the discussions. All meetings will take place at 11 a.m. in the library’s J. Patrick White Conference Room.
On June 20, the group will meet to discuss “The Widow’s War” by Sally Gunning. In this novel, set in Massachusetts in the mid-1700s, Gunning presents Lyddie Berry, a woman ahead of her time. Lyddie courageously fights for her rights at a time when women had no rights.
On July 25, the novel under discussion will be “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett. This novel tells the story of Dr. Marina Singh, a present-day researcher in Minnesota, who reluctantly sets out on a journey to the Amazon to find her former mentor. Dr. Singh confronts many obstacles along the way and must face truths about herself as she ventures into mysterious territory.
The final meeting will take place on Aug. 22 with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” as the subject under discussion. This American classic tells the story of self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby and his obsessive love for Daisy Buchanan. Set in New York during the famous Jazz Age, Fitzgerald’s novel portrays the decadent lifestyle of the rich in a post World War I environment.
The public is invited to attend any or all of the discussions. Multiple copies of all three novels are available to check out at the library. For more information, call the library at 265-2831.