Book Discussion: "Circe," led by Elise Barack

Book Group leader Elise Barack leads us in a discussion of Circe, a staff favorite and the new book by Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles. 

"Circe, [is] a bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story that manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right."-- Alexandra Alter, New York Times

"One of the most amazing qualities of this novel [is]: We know how everything here turns out - we've known it for thousands of years - and yet in Miller's lush reimagining, the story feels harrowing and unexpected. The feminist light she shines on these events never distorts their original shape; it only illuminates details we hadn't noticed before."-- Ron Charles, Washington Post

"Miller's lush, gold-lit novel - told from the perspective of the witch whose name in Greek has echoes of a hawk and a weaver's shuttle - paints another picture: of a fierce goddess who, yes, turns men into pigs, but only because they deserve it."-- NPR.org

For our book groups, there is a $5.00 charge to participate that is fully redeemable for merchandise in the store.  

Event date: 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:30am

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
Circe Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316556347
Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Little Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

#1 New York Times Bestseller
" A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story, Circe manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right." --- Alexandra Alter, New York Times