Date(s) - 03/09/2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Less by Andrew Sean Greer 2017 ….This is a comedy about an author named Arthur Less as he is fleeing the humiliations of love, middle-age, and failure by accepting invitations that lead to a trip around the world and back, a trip that also moves him through a lifetime of memories. As Greer said in an interview: “This is not a ‘gay’ book, but Arthur is gay. This is not a story about middle age, but Arthur is confronting his own aging. This is a story about how humans are constantly swimming upstream against life…..It’s not that I’m not aware of the horrible way the world is. It’s that I can’t bear it. So I wrote a book that tackles that, but is about joy.” Why? With all these other serious reads, we’ll need some good smiles by spring. And this novel satirizing a novelist who can’t really accomplish much of anything won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in April 2018, the first comic novel to win the Pulitzer in years.