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Event name:

Book Club

When

Tue 11 / 12 / 2019 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Where

Private Home, please log in to see more

Price

FREE

Organizer:

Phoebe Allebach

Limited capacity: 8 spots available

For November, we will be reading Independent People by Halldor Laxness, an Icelandic author who won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Independent People is about a sheepherder in Iceland. Read more in this summary from Amazon: 
Set in the early twentieth century, Independent People recalls both Iceland's medieval epics and such classics as Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter. If Bjartur of Summerhouses, the book's protagonist, is an ordinary sheep farmer, his flinty determination to achieve independence is genuinely heroic and, at the same time, terrifying and bleakly comic.Having spent eighteen years in humiliating servitude, Bjartur wants nothing more than to raise his flocks unbeholden to any man. But Bjartur's spirited daughter wants to live unbeholden to him. What ensues is a battle of wills that is by turns harsh and touching, elemental in its emotional intensity and intimate in its homely detail. Vast in scope and deeply rewarding, Independent People is a masterpiece.
 
Contact Phoebe Allebach with questions at phoebe.allebach@clintonvillecrc.org or 614-404-1521. Please contact the Village if you need Elise's address or transportation to the event.
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