Alton Book Chat Discussion Titles

7:00 pm, Tuesday, Aug 13

image3

 

The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography  by Sidney Poitier


Poitier looks back on his celebrated life and career. His body of work is  arguably the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the  power and influence of that work are indicative of the character of the  man behind the many storied roles. Sidney Poitier here explores these  elements of character and personal values to take his own  measure—as a man, as a husband and a father, and as an actor.     

 

7:00 pm, Tuesday, Sep 10

image4

 

Dolores Claiborne  by Stephen King          



Did Dolores Claiborne murder her abusive husband on July 20, 1963, the  day of a solar eclipse in Maine? Did she push her elderly, ailing  employer on a fatal trip down the staircase over 30 years later? As her  daughter lies in bed, her mother's voice tells the story of the events  that shaped her life.

7:00 pm, Tuesday, Oct 8

image5

 

Ways of War by Tracy Gregory




Anna Windsor sees nothing but perfection as she looks into the  eyes of her newborn daughter. It appears the life she has wished for is  unfolding perfectly--until the realities of the Vietnam War encroach on  her dreams. Now Anna must come to terms with new challenges as her  husband, Grant, tells her that he has received orders to join the fight a  world away in Southeast Asia.  

.

.

.

.


.

.