Hybrid: AM Book Group

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Program Description


The title for this month is Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow.

Middle-aged author Charlie Citrine has to choose between being true to his creative spirit or using his art to turn a profit.

More: Charlie Citrine, a middle-aged author, contemplates the vastly differing philosophies of two significant figures in his life: Von Humboldt Fleishe, a dead poet who was his mentor and taught him to be true to his creative spirit, and Rinaldo Cantabile, a very-much-alive mafioso and Charlie's self-appointed financial adviser, who urges Charlie to use his art to turn a profit.

The A.M. Book Discussion Group meets in-person with an option to participate via Zoom on the fourth Wednesday of the month (except December) at 10:00 am. New readers are always welcome.

*You may also choose to attend the program online. Everyone who registers below will receive the Zoom link.

Many of the book discussion titles can be downloaded via the Library's Hoopla or Overdrive services. Check for video instructions on using Hoopla. Print copies are available at the library for most book groups. Call 203-438-2282 about reserving books. Copies can also be purchased at Books on the Common at a 15% discount.

If you are participating by Zoom and have not received your Zoom link by the day before the program please email lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org

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