In conjunction with the town-wide production of Our Town to be directed by Christine Hamm to celebrate the Town of Hopkinton’s 250th anniversary (July 17th and 19th) and in partnership with the Hopkinton Historical Society, the Hopkinton Town Library will celebrate Wilder’s quintessential New England story. The 1977 film with Hal Holbrook as the Stage Manager will be shown on Thursday May 7th at 6:30 and Christine Hamm will lead two discussions of the play on Wednesday May 27th at 1pm and 7pm. Copies of the play are available to borrow. Check at the Reference Desk at the library.
Our April book group selection is Euphoria by Lily King. We'll meet by the fireplace on Wednesday April 15 at 1pm. Pick up your copy at the Reference Desk at the library. We'll have audio, large print and regular print editions available.
Winner of the 2014 New England Book Award for Fiction
Winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize for Fiction
“Entrancing … a thrilling read.” —Publishers Weekly
National best-selling and award-winning author Lily King’s new novel is the story of three young, gifted anthropologists in the 1930s caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives.
English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying a tribe on the Sepik River in the Territory of New Guinea with little success. Increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when he encounters the famous and controversial Nell Stone and her wry, mercurial Australian husband Fen. Bankson is enthralled by the magnetic couple whose eager attentions pull him back from the brink of despair.
Nell and Fen have their own reasons for befriending Bankson. Emotionally and physically raw from studying the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo tribe, the couple is hungry for a new discovery. But when Bankson leads them to the artistic, female-dominated Tam, he ignites an intellectual and emotional firestorm between the three of them that burns out of anyone’s control. Ultimately, their groundbreaking work will make history, but not without sacrifice.
Inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is a captivating story of desire, possession and discovery from one of our finest contemporary novelists. groveatlantic.com