Brown Bag Book Club: America, America by Ethan Canin

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Trustee's Room (3rd Floor)

Tue, 2016-10-25 12:00 - 13:00

America, America by Ethan Canin               2008, Fiction, 496 pgs

In the early 1970s, Corey Sifter, the son of working-class parents, becomes a yard boy on the grand estate of the powerful Metarey family. Soon, through the family's generosity, he is a student at a private boarding school and an aide to the great New York senator Henry Bonwiller, who is running for president. As the campaign gains momentum, Corey finds himself caught up in a complex web of events in which loyalty, politics, sex, and gratitude conflict with morality, love, and the truth. This book is a remarkable exploration of how vanity, greatness, and tragedy combine to change history and fate.

Meeting at Noon the last Tuesday of every month at Providence Public Library Trustees’ Room

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