The Great Books group explores literary masterpieces that are ideal for discussion and reflection. Featured this year are The Seven Deadly Sins compiled by the Great Books Foundation. In addition, the group will read and discuss various classic works by authors such as Jack London and Joseph Conrad.
This group's members purchase their own books to be used throughout the year. Please stop at the Info Desk or call 847-392-0100 if you are interested in joining this group.
The Great Books Evening Group will meet on the following Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 in the Cardinal Room.
Sep 3 PRIDE—A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner and Good Country People, Flannery O’Connor
Oct 1 Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac
Oct 22 ENVY—Roman Fever by Edith Wharton and Smokers by Tobias Wolff
Nov 12 Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad
Dec 3 ANGER – Mary Postgate by Rudyard Kipling and Hairball by Margaret Atwood
Jan 7 The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith
Jan 28 SLOTH –The House with the Mezzanine by Anton Chekhov and Shiloh by Bobbie Ann Mason
Feb 18 To Build a Fire and Other Short Stories by Jack London
Mar 11 GREED—The Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence and The Inherited Clock by Elizabeth Bowen
Apr 1 Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Apr 22 GLUTTONY—Fat by Raymond Carver, Famine by Xu Xi
May 13 The Trial by Franz Kafka
June 3 LUST – Not a Good Girl by Perri Klass and For the Relief of Unbearable Urges by Nathan Englander