Novel Conversations* at the Coralville Public Library *with some nonfiction

We meet the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm in the Library Board Room.
Everyone is welcome!


 Upcoming Novel Conversations


The Sympathizer (book cover) Thursday, August 17 : The Sympathizer - Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Sympathizer of the title is a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who comes to Los Angeles after the fall of Saigon. Half of him falls in love and builds a new life in the US. The other half is still reporting back to the communist regime in Vietnam. Nguyen’s novel won six awards, including the Pulitzer Prize.

The Picture of Dorian Gray (book cover) Thursday, September 21 : The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

Dorian Gray, the subject of an oil painting by the artist Basil Hallward, wishes that the painting age instead of him. Dorian gets his wish, but the portrait becomes a mirror of his true self, which begins to grow ugly and cruel. Many people considered Wilde’s novel indecent when first published in 1890.


Full 2017 Book Selection List