Village Literary Club
Tuesday, August 15 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 (signup deadline is 12 pm, Aug 14)
Home of Mike and Ann Grace, 1345 F St. NE, approximately 3 steps
In August the Village Literary Club will read Shirley Hazzard`s now classic novel
"The Transit of Venus" (1980, 337pp). "The Transit of Venus" won the National Book
Critics` Circle Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1980. It
is a novel that has endured, one that readers remember and want to return to. Highly
plotted, complex, tragic and playful, it follows two Australian sisters through the
decades as they make their lives in post-war London. Considered a "great and tragic
love story," it also tackles science (astronomy), international politics, and the
gender wars. Fans of Hazzard comment most on her wonderful writing: "her prose is
magic on the page"; reading Hazzard is "like walking in an enchanted garden."
members and social members
Reservations required, 6 places taken, 7 available.
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