Griffin Free Public Library – Auburn, NH

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Saturday Book Club via Zoom

The Saturday Book Club is currently reading My Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. This title is available as an ebook at .

With the publication of her first novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers, all of twenty-three, became a literary sensation. With its profound sense of moral isolation and its compassionate glimpses into its characters’ inner lives, the novel is considered McCullers’ finest work, an enduring masterpiece first published by Houghton Mifflin in 1940. At its center is the deaf-mute John Singer, who becomes the confidant for various types of misfits in a Georgia mill town during the 1930s. Each one yearns for escape from small town life. When Singer’s mute companion goes insane, Singer moves into the Kelly house, where Mick Kelly, the book’s heroine (and loosely based on McCullers), finds solace in her music. Wonderfully attuned to the spiritual isolation that underlies the human condition, and with a deft sense for racial tensions in the South, McCullers spins a haunting, unforgettable story that gives voice to the rejected, the forgotten, and the mistreated-and, through Mick Kelly, gives voice to the quiet, intensely personal search for beauty.


Next meeting via Zoom will be Saturday, August 15 at 10 AM. Registration in advance is required at . The Zoom meeting link will be sent out one day before the meeting.

Questions? Contact Griffin Free Public Library at 603.483.5374 or



This entry was posted on July 21, 2020 by in Books, Programs.



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