The Literature & Language Book Club will discuss A River Runs Through It and Other Stories by Norman MacLean. A River Runs Through It is a semi-autobiographical story about the turbulent relationship between two brothers. Maclean goes off to college, succeeds, and lives the life his father approves of, while Paul doesn't. When the brothers reunite at the family home in rural Montana, where fly fishing is a metaphor for life, all the tension in this family line is brought to the surface. This is a lyrical story, not about solving the great mysteries of life and its purpose but about going out into the river every day to try your luck.
Copies of this month's selection will be available 30 days prior to the event at the 7th floor Literature and Language reference desk at Harold Washington Library Center (400 South State Street, Chicago IL, 60605).
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