Catching up! October musings

Sorry for the multiple postings today, guys! Catching up on Literary duty after a very busy month. On October 14, 2016, our Literary meeting welcomed E.B. Lande, who just published her first novel. Ellen Beth read the first chapter to us. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it!

FICTION

-“Bedtime Stories for Grown-Up Girls” by E.B. Lande (Ellen Beth Lande is friend of Jessica and was present at the meeting to talk about her book. Novel is self-published)

-Work in progress: Daniela read the first chapter of her science fiction novel.

-“A God in Ruins” by Kate Atkinson, and other novels by this writer (Myra)

-“The Portrait of a Lady” by Henry James (Cathy)

 

AUDIO FICTION

– “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde (playaway device) narrated by Simon Vance (Daniela)

-“The Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton (spoken CD) narrated by Susie Berneis (Daniela)

 

NON-FICTION

being-mortal-“Master Class: Living Longer, Stronger and Happier” by Peter Spiers (Sr. Vice President of Road Scholars) (Debbie A.)

-“Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande (Starr)

 

ARTICLE FROM PERIODICAL

-“Feeling Awe May Be the Secret to Health and Happiness” by Paula Spencer Scott, Parade Magazine (distributed with Boston Globe), 10/03/16 (Judy)

See: http://parade.com/513786/paulaspencer/feeling-awe-may-be-the-secret-to-health-and-happiness/

-“Shakespeare Explains the 2016 Election” by Stephen Greenblatt, New York Times, 10/8/16 (Judy)

See: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/09/opinion/sunday/shakespeare-explains-the-2016-election.html

 

NEWS SOURCE

 

“Democracy Today” website (recommended by Elizabeth as among least biased news sources)

See: http://www.democracynow.org/

 

MUSEUMS

 

-Brooklyn Museum of Art (NY), art installation “The Dinner Party” by Judy Chicago (Elizabeth)

See: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/dinner_party

 

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