Second Saturday Book Group – Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener

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Date(s) - 01/14/2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


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Join us as we honor the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes by reading several of their fiction winners from earlier years, as well as the 2016 winner. Both members and friends of 1st UUPB are welcome to these discussions. Come for one or for all.


Tales of the South Pacific is the iconic, Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece that inspired a Broadway classic and launched the career of James A. Michener, one of America’s most beloved storytellers. This thrilling work invites the reader to enter the exotic world of the South Pacific and luxuriate in the endless ocean, the coconut palms, the waves breaking into spray against the reefs, the full moon rising behind the volcanoes. And yet here also are the men and women caught up in the heady drama of World War II: the young Marine who falls for a beautiful Tonkinese girl; the Navy nurse whose prejudices are challenged by a French aristocrat; and all the soldiers and sailors preparing for war against the seemingly peaceful backdrop of a tropical paradise.