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Mark Schenker Book Discussion: “The Heart” by Maylis de Kerangal

April 29, 2021 7:00 pm
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April 29, 2021 8:30 pm
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220px-The_heart_paperback_coverThe Library’s popular Future Classics book series continues this spring with a discussion of the 2014 novel “The Heart”  by Maylis de Kerangal. This book discussion follows our March discussion of “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles.

Yale Dean Mark Schenker describes the “News of the World” and “The Heart” as  “two of the best books I’ve read in the last few years.” Schenker is the Senior Associate Dean of  Yale College, the Dean of Academic Affairs; and a Lecturer in English.

Priya Parmar of the New York Times Book Review writes of “The Heart”

“[A] layered, meditative novel. . .These characters feel less like fictional creations and more like ordinary people, briefly illuminated in rich language, beautifully translated by Sam Taylor, that veers from the medical to the philosophical . . . . . . This novel is an exploration not only of death but of life, of humanity and fragility, ‘because the heart is more than the heart.’“

Copies of “The Heart” will be available to check out at the Reference desk.

Due to capacity limits, registration is now closed for this program. If you have questions, email Lauretta Lyons, programming librarian, at llyons@guilfordfreelibrary.org