Great Reads, Great Deeds…New Book Discussion Group Starts October 15th!

September 18, 2007

Adventure Lovers Take Note! Do you enjoy stories of physical and spiritual adventure, danger, and survival? Do you like a lively discussion with other similar book enthusiasts? The Essex Library invites you to join our new Third Monday Book Discussion Group: Great Reads, Great Deeds. The first meeting will be held on October 15 to discuss Into the Wild, by John Krakauer. (Read the book before you see the soon-to-be released movie!) Krakauer probes the mystery of Chris Mccandless, a gifted young man who walks away from his life, hitchhikes to Alaska, and four months later turns up dead. In the process, Krakauer weaves in parallels from his own life as an adventurer and writer.

The group will meet thereafter on the third Monday evening of alternate months at 7:00 PM and will be moderated by Claire Matthews and Bob Nussbaum, two avid readers and enthusiasts of the genre. Please bring your recommendations for well-written and compelling adventure books. We are looking for books with a high adrenaline factor, an impact on our history or culture, ventures into the unknown, tales of endurance and survival.


Please register by dropping in at the Essex Library, located at 33 West Ave, or by calling 767-1560. We hope you’ll join us!