Alumni Book Club Schedule continued
July 28, 2011 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Hall of Honors (across from bookstore at GSU)
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown is a masterstroke of storytelling—a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen truths all under the watchful eye of Brown's most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol accelerates through a startling landscape toward an unthinkable finale. Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon believes he is here to give a lecture. He is wrong. Within minutes of his arrival, a shocking object is discovered. It is a gruesome invitation into an ancient world of hidden wisdom. All that was familiar is changed into a shadowy, mythical world in which Masonic secrets and never-before-seen revelations seem to be leading him to a single impossible and inconceivable truth.
August 25, 2011 6:30 p.m. Location to be determined (at GSU)
The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy is an exquisitely written book of murder and obsession that takes the true details of the unsolved 1947 Elizabeth Short murder and creates a fictional story of a police detective determined to solve the case. The Black Dahlia is a page turning mystery novel, but it is also much more. Ellroy uses the story to delve into the dark recesses of the human psyche and force the reader to deal with obsession, evil, right and wrong.
September 22, 2011 6:30 p.m. Location to be determined (at GSU)
The Help by Kathryn Stockett is about African American struggles in the Deep South during the 1960s as told through the voice of house maids. Three maids, seemingly as different from one another as can be, nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.
October 27, 2011 6:30 p.m. Location to be determined (at GSU)
The Warmth of Other Sun, by Isabel Wilkerson, former national correspondent for The Times, is a masterly and engrossing account of the Great Migration, in which six million African-Americans abandoned the South between 1915 and 1970. The book centers on the journeys of three black migrants, each representing a different decade and a different destination.