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Short Story Discussions

100 Years of the Best Short StoriesShort Story Discussion Group

Second Wednesdays
3:30 - 4:30 PM 
In the Parlor

Join us for a lively discussion and analysis of one short story each month.  Come to just one session or as many as you like.  No need to sign up in advance. Visitors and newcomers are always welcome! 

We are starting a new source book: “100 Years of the Best American Short Stories”, the longest running and best-selling series of short fiction in the country. The stories and commentary offer an extraordinary guided tour through a century of literature with what editor Lorrie Moore calls “all its wildnesses of character and voice.”  The book is availble through Amazon and eBay.

It doesn’t take long to read a short story, so you can fit this into a busy schedule. Come join us!

Our dates and story selections are listed below. These are also listed on the Short Story bookmark which you will find in the brochure racks in the main lobby or downstairs. For more info: Linda Scacco, lscacco849@aol.com 860-490-6699

Reading List: 

Sept. 11- The Gay Old Dog by Edna Ferber
Oct 9- Brothers by Sherwod Anderson
Nov. 13- Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Dec. 11- Those are Our Brothers by Nancy Hale
Jan. 8- Sonny's Blues by James Baldwin
Feb. 12- Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor
March 11- The School by Donald Barthelme
April 8- Friends by Grace Paley
May 13- Friend of My Youth by Alice Munro
June 10- The Third and Final Continent by Jhumpa Lahiri