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May book club – “Independent People” by Halldor Laxness
May 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Calling all readers! The Bixby Book Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6pm. We read a variety of books, spanning the genres of contemporary, literary, and historical fiction, as well as non-fiction, biography, and classics. Didn’t read or finish the book? No worries! This is a no-judgement book club.
This meeting will be held in the Bixby Vermont Room, we are currently requiring masks inside the building and have large air filters all over the building. This meeting will also be held virtually on Zoom, click here to enter the Zoom room.
Books can be reserved by emailing Laksamee at firstname.lastname@example.org
View a list of 2022 reads here.
The book for May is “Independent People” by Halldor Laxness
Description from Amazon:
First published in 1946, this is a humane, epic novel set in rural Iceland. Bjartus is a sheep farmer determined to eke a living from a blighted patch of land. Nothing, not merciless weather, nor his family, will come between him and his goal of financial independence. Only Asta Solillja, the child he brings up as his daughter, can pierce his stubborn heart. As she grows up, keen to make her own way in the world, Bjartus’s obstinacy threatens to estrange them forever.
Written by the Nobel prize-winner dubbed the ‘Tolstoy of the North’, this is a magnificent portrait of the eerie Icelandic landscape and one man’s dogged struggle for independence.