5 Reasons Why Twentysomethings Should Read Tolstoy
Tolstoy is actually a pretty appropriate author for twentysomethings to be reading in our current society. Although he lived in Russia over one-hundred years ago, Tolstoy and his characters knew all about ambition, failure, stress, and striving for m...
Continuing his penchant for multiple storylines, British novelist Mitchell's latest work travels through time (and genres) to connect the lives of six seemingly disparate people, brought together by its central character. Event details: http://www.townhallseattle.org/elliott-bay-book-company-presents-an-evening-with-david-mitchell/
Tune in March 8th, 2016, for International Women’s Day (IWD) featuring 24-hour programming from midnight to 11.59pm. This year’s theme is Gender Equity from Commitment to Results with programming reflecting women’s rights, as well as women’s struggles and achievements, through live performance, music, news, literature, storytelling, commentary, and more. IWD 2016 features a litany of creative and informative pieces: The Black Woman is … Continued
Book: War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy. This book broadly focuses on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, and Natasha Rostov.
All That Is by James Salter. Returning to America after World War II, former naval officer Philip Bowman finds a position as a book editor and loses himself until he is betrayed by the woman he loves. But don't expect to spend the entire story in Philip Bowman's head...the author glides in and out of the lives of other characters, and moves backwards and forwards in time. A good choice for anyone looking for a lyrical and challenging novel this summer.
RIP Ray Bradbury - His most celebrated novel, Fahrenheit 451, published in 1953, depicts a future society in which books are banned. The story, which gets its title from the temperature at which paper supposedly ignites, proved to be uncannily prophetic - the characters are addicted to television soap operas, while miniature headphones, known as "ear thimbles", provide a constant stream of music and news.