Adult programs

Adult Programming

First Thursday Book Buffet

Kilton Conference Room

Coming-of-age Novels for adults

This type of novel, called bildungsroman,  deals with a character's formative years and spiritual education. The years of youth often are painful to recall, but very satisfying to read about when the events happen to a fictional character.

What similarities or differences reminded you of your own youth?  Did the characters' struggles seem real and true?

Bring along a brownbag lunch and a book on the theme.  A selection is on display, or you may bring another favorite to discuss.

First Thursday Book Buffet

Kilton Conference Room

My Story: Autobiographical fiction

Novelists write what they know-- and often their imaginings are rooted in their own experience. 

Why are these books novels and not memoirs?  What kind of truth does fiction allow that straight autobiography does not?

Which do you prefer?

Bring along a brownbag lunch and a book on the theme.  A selection is on display, or you may bring another favorite to discuss