IRON RIVER—The West Iron District library is once again offering its summer reading club during June, July and August. Former literature teacher Bonnie Wilgreen will lead a discussion of a different novel each month.
On Thursday, June 26, the novel under discussion is M.L. Stedman’s “The Light Between Oceans.” Stedman’s main characters are Tom and Isabel Sherbourne, who live on Janus Island where Tom is the lighthouse keeper. One day they make a choice that will haunt Tom and fill a void in Isabel. In time, they are faced with the consequences of their decision and a moral dilemma that could destroy them.
The Thursday, July 24 discussion focuses on “The Dinner” by Herman Koch. Two couples meet at an expensive restaurant to discuss a terrible act committed by their teenage sons. However, during each dinner course, the author discloses more about the parents than about their children, and by the time the horrific act is revealed, tensions run high.
The final meeting takes place on Thursday, Aug. 21, when the book under discussion will be the classic “A Farewell to Arms” by Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway’s novel, considered his most powerful work, is set in Italy during the final days of World War I and tells the tragic story of a wounded American ambulance driver and his English nurse. The backdrop for the story features the sacrifice of millions of people during the war.
The discussions are open to the public and will take place in the conference room at 11 a.m. Copies of all books are available to check out at the library.
For more information, contact the library at 265-2831.