The Pearl by John Steinbeck
in celebration of 70 years of publication
Please join us on Tuesday, January 13 at 7:30 PM to discuss the classic novella The Pearl by John Steinbeck. The discussion will be led by Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services.
“One of Steinbeck’s most taught works, The Pearl is the story of the Mexican diver Kino, whose discovery of a magnificent pearl from the Gulf beds means the promise of a better life for his impoverished family. His dream blinds him to the greed and suspicions the pearl arouses in him and his neighbors, and even his loving wife Juana cannot temper his obsession or stem the events leading to tragedy. This classic novella from Nobel Prize-winner John Steinbeck examines the fallacy of the American dream, and illustrates the fall from innocence experienced by people who believe that wealth erases all problems.” (From the Publisher)
All are welcome.
No registration required. Free.
Copies of the book are currently available at the Circulation Desk on the Main Floor.
For more information, contact the Readers’ Services Department: 516-921-7161 x 239.
– posted by Jackie, Readrers’ Services