Details for our next meeting:
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Gleeson Library, Electronic Classroom (#139)
12 noon – 1 pm
Open to all of the USF Community!
We’ll be discussing Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Dreams, which is bound to be great, considering how popular Kingsolver’s works are.
If you have any doubts about this novel, check out its review in Library Journal:
Codi Noline returns to the sleepy mining town of Grace, Arizona, to care for her father, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. It is a bad time for her: disappointed in her personal life, she has closed down her emotions in defense against a heart that cares too easily. “I had quietly begun to hope for nothing at all in the way of love, so as not to be disappointed,” she muses. In Grace, she finds friends, allies, and a love that endures. This strong second novel confirms the promise shown in The Bean Trees (LJ 2/1/88), a deserved critical and commercial success. Kingsolver’s characters are winners, especially the women, who take charge of life without fuss or complaint. Her novel compares to those of Ann Tyler in its engaging people and message that is upbeat but realistic. Kingsolver’s dedication to complex social and environmental causes enriches the story line. Highly recommended. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 4/15/90.– David Keymer, SUNY Inst. of Technology, Utica
We hope to see you there!
If you want to get the book through the library, request it through Link+, which is free! It will be delivered to Gleeson Library in about 4 business days.