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)

 

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and F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Beautiful and Damned)

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

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and Thomas Pynchon (Bleeding Edge)

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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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