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Get Lit

The Professor's House by Willa Cather

2020-08-18 19:00:00 2020-08-18 20:30:00 America/Chicago Get Lit Online

Tuesday, August 18
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-08-18 19:00:00 2020-08-18 20:30:00 America/Chicago Get Lit Join us for a Get Lit book discussion of The Professor's House by Willa Cather Online

Join us for a Get Lit book discussion of The Professor's House by Willa Cather

Willa Cather's lyrical and bittersweet novel of a middle-aged man losing control of his life is a brilliant study in emotional dislocation and renewal. 

Professor Godfrey St. Peter is a man in his fifties who has devoted his life to his work, his wife, his garden, and his daughters, and achieved success with all of them. But when St. Peter is called on to move to a new, more comfortable house, something in him rebels. And although at first that rebellion consists of nothing more than mild resistance to his family's wishes, it imperceptibly comes to encompass the entire order of his life. The Professor's House combines a delightful grasp of the social and domestic rituals of a Midwestern university town in the 1920s with profound spiritual and psychological introspection.

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.

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Get Lit is sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Discussion |

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