Hyde Park Book Group September 22 Meeting
A River Runs Through it and Other Stories by Norman Maclean
Please join us for our September 22 meeting, when we will discuss A River Runs Through it and Other Stories (240 pages). Norman Maclean enjoyed a long career teaching English at the University of Chicago. After his retirement in 1973, he began to write down the stories of his youth in Montana. He practiced fly fishing, a serious endeavor that he and his brother learned from their father.
Maclean was a tough kid who left school at 15 to work in a logging camp. Later he worked as a fire fighter for the US Forest Service. He vividly describes the dangers and hardships of early 20th work camps and their working men.
A River Runs Through it and Other Stories was published in 1976, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1977, and adapted into a movie by Robert Redford in 1992.
The discussion will be led by Dan. We will meet at the Sidney residence. If you plan to attend please call or email the contact person listed below for directions or questions.
For October we will read The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (320 pages)