Reading Groups

THURSDAY NIGHT GROUP:

Thursday, August 24th at 7:30 pm

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

At Westish College, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league until a routine throw goes disastrously off course. In the aftermath of his error, the fates of five people are upended. Henry’s fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz realizes he has guided Henry’s career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life.

As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, “The Art of Fielding is mere baseball fiction the way Moby Dick is just a fish story” (Nicholas Dawidoff). It is an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment–to oneself and to others.

Feel free to join the group for many interesting discussions!

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s Book Groups

There are many book clubs for different age groups. Please pick up the current book club book at the front desk if interested.

Teen (8-12), 3rd-4th Grade, 5th grade and 6th-7th Grade book clubs are done until fall

Please check back for more information starting in September!!