Book Discussions with Judy Levin, Fall 2013
Sept. 10: "The Dinner" 1--2:30 pm, in the Meeting Room
In Herman Koch’s novel The Dinner, what begins as a simple, though tense, dinner between two couples at a posh Dutch restaurant soon evolves into something much more sinister.The Dinner, rife with dark humor and an expertly-paced plot, is a gripping psychological thriller that will stay with you.
Oct. 8: "Mary Coin" 1—2:30 pm, in the Meeting Room
Inspired by “Migrant Mother,” Dorothea Lange’s iconic 1936 photograph, the novel Mary Coin by Marisa Silver reimagines both the photographer and the photo’s subject, examining their lives in a narrative of hope, loss, and disenchantment that takes the reader through the Great Depression and beyond.
Nov. 12: "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" 1—2:30 pm, in the Alyce Brenner Room
In Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Pulitzer-winning journalist Katherine Boo investigates the socioeconomic and political realities of modern India by profiling the lives of the inhabitants of Annawadi, a slum behind Mumbai's Sahar Airport.