In The Library: American Fiction

By Don Allen

While the vast majority of the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library’s collection is non-fiction, we also have a nice collection of American works of fiction as well.


From classic authors like James Fenimore Cooper (Last of the Mohicans)




and F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Beautiful and Damned)



to more recent authors like Bernice L. McFadden (The Book of Harlan)



and Thomas Pynchon (Bleeding Edge)



The Memorial Library also serves as host to the book group Reading Across the Pond, which meets every month to read an American work, typically fiction but on occasion non-fiction works like Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood or Barack Obama’s Dreams from my Father. They meet on the second Monday of every month from 5:30-6:30 in the Vernon Castle Room, and their next meeting is on December 11th, where they will be discussing A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. A number of copies of the books for the group are kept in the Memorial Library, so come in and see us if  you’d like to get a copy and participate. The group would love to hear your thoughts!

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