Join us for a Get Lit discussion of It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America.
Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler's aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press.
Called "a message to thinking Americans" by the Springfield Republican when it was published in 1935, It Can't Happen Here is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as today's news.
Get Lit is a book discussion group for those adventurous souls who would like to read a little something different. A limited number of books are available on a first come basis. To sign out a book please contact the Information Desk at (563) 344-4179.
Get Lit is currently meeting virtually. Please register to receive an invite and access information. Can't make the meeting? Join us online in our Goodreads group Get Lit - Bettendorf Public Library or drop by our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/bplgetlit/. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Lit is sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.