The next book club meets Tuesday, October 4 at 10:00 AM at the library.
The book is “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” by Carson McCullers. Originally published in 1940, the beloved classic turned Carson McCullers into an overnight literary sensation at age 23 and is one of the Modern Library’s top 20 novels of the 20th century. It is described as “A remarkable book…From the opening page, brilliant in its establishment of mood, character, and suspense, the book takes hold of the reader.” The description reads, “In a Georgia Mill town during the 1930s, an enigmatic John Singer, draws out the haunted confessions of an itinerant worker, a doctor, a widowed café owner, and a young girl. Each yearns for escape from small town life, but the young girl, Mick Kelly, the book’s heroine (loosely based on McCullers), finds solace in her music. Wonderfully attuned to the spiritual isolation that underlies the human condition, and with a deft sense for racial tensions in the South, McCullers spins a haunting, unforgettable story that gives voice to the rejected, the forgotten, and the mistreated—and, through Mick, gives voice to the quiet, intensely personal search for beauty.” This book was made into a movie in 1968.
Stop by and pick up a copy of “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” if you are interested in participating.