American Novel Reading Group

Wednesdays, April 3 and May 1
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Leader: John McCausland
LocationNEC Carriage House, Room 14, 35 Main Street, Henniker

This group began last fall as something of a new venture for LINEC: a course meeting through the academic year with sessions once or twice each month. It meets the first Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 to discuss a novel chosen by the group from several “100 Best” lists. We often have a follow-up session on the second Wednesday afternoon to watch a related film or for further discussion. New members are welcome to join at this time. So far the group’s reading choices have included Huckleberry Finn, Their Eyes Were Watching God, My Antonia, Slaughterhouse-Five and Rabbit, Run. Discussion is lively and informal with facilitator (and sometimes group members) contributing background, historical and literary insights. Please read The Great Gatsby for April and bring the book to class.

John McCausland is an Episcopal priest, now retired, who has taught LINEC courses on the Bible, Chaucer and the American novel. He loves history, literature, theology, teaching and learning.