August Book Club

Our Book Club selection for August is Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman.

The setting is Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty six-year-old Jean Louise Finch -“Scout” -returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and people dearest to her. Written in the mid-1950’s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor, and effortless precision- a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird,but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context, and new meaning to an American classic.

The book is available for sale at Half-Price Books at Miracle Mile and other book stores. Come join us for a discussion of the book on Monday, August 17, 10:00 a.m. at Bruegger’s Bagels located at 5400 Excelsior Boulevard in St. Louis Park.

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