August Book Group

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers


Tuesday, August 29 at 7:30


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.

Details:
  • Books are available for checkout at the Reference desk
  • The HPL Book Group meets the last Tuesday of each month (except December)
  • New Members are always welcome
  • For more information, please contact the Reference Department at 781-741-1405, ext. 1404
heart is a lonely hunter book cover

Cookbook Club


We're taking August off - see you in September!

Do you love to try new recipes? Are you looking for a new challenge? Join  the Library’s Cookbook Club today! If you haven’t ever been in a cookbook group before, it’s simple:  just pick a recipe you would like to try, cook it at home, and bring it to share with all! Sign up by visiting the Reference Desk and picking up a recipe.

Questions? Call the Reference Desk at 781-741-1405 ext. 1404

Barbecue Side Dishes