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Contemporary Books Discussion Group: So Big

2019-05-15 13:00:00 2019-05-15 14:30:00 America/Chicago Contemporary Books Discussion Group: So Big Bettendorf Public Library

Wednesday, May 15
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-05-15 13:00:00 2019-05-15 14:30:00 America/Chicago Contemporary Books Discussion Group: So Big Join us for a discussion of "So Big" by Edna Ferber. Bettendorf Public Library

Join us for a discussion of "So Big" by Edna Ferber.

Widely regarded as the master work of celebrated author and Algonquin Round Table mainstay Edna Ferber—who also penned other classics including Show Boat, Giant, Ice Palace, Saratoga Trunk, and CimarronSo Big is a rollicking panorama of Chicago's high and low life at the turn of the 20th Century. Following the travails of gambler's daughter Selina Peake DeJong as she struggles to maintain her dignity, her family, and her sanity in the face of monumental challenges, this is the stunning and unforgettable “novel to read and to remember” by an author who “critics of the 1920s and 1930s did not hesitate to call… the greatest American woman novelist of her day” (New York Times). Winner of the 1924 Pulitzer Prize, So Big is a must-read for fans of contemporary novelists such Willa Cather (O Pioneers!), Pearl S. Buck (The Good Earth), and Marjorie Rawlings (The Yearling).

Books available for loan on a first-come basis at the previous month's Contemporary Books Discussion and after that at the Information Desk. Newcomers are always welcome.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Discussion |

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Bettendorf Public Library

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The Bettendorf Public Library has served the community of Bettendorf since July 12, 1955.  We offer Library events for all ages, and our meeting rooms are available for public use.  See more information about our meeting room policy at http://www.bettendorflibrary.com/services/meeting-rooms/

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