Delve Into Books

The Delve Into Books Book Discussion meets once on the first Tuesday of the month. Registration is requested. For information or to register, contact Kyle White at 704-920-2066.

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Heart of Darkness/Secret Sharer
9/1Heart of Darkness/The Secret SharerJoseph Conrad

​In this pair of literary voyages into the inner self, Joseph Conrad has written two of the most chilling, disturbing, and noteworthy pieces of fiction of the twentieth century.

The Goldfinch
10/6The GoldfinchDonna Tartt

​In Tartts much-anticipated latest, following 1992s The Secret History and 2002s The Little Friend, young Theo survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, he lives with a friends family in New York, where his obsession with a small painting that reminds him of his mother leads him to the art underworld. With a 250,000-copy first printing and whats billed as a social media extravaganza.

11/3Bluebeard's Egg:  StoriesMargaret Atwood

​By turns humorous and warm, stark and frightening, Bluebeard'S Egg glows with childhood memories, the reality of parents growing old, and the casual cruelty men and women inflict on each other. Here is the familiar outer world of family summers at remote lakes, winters of political activism, and seasons of exotic friends, mundane lives, and unexpected loves. But here too is the inner world of hidden places and all that emerges from them-the intimately personal, the fantastic, the shockingly real...whether it's what lives in a mysterious locked room or the secret feelings we all conceal. In this dramatic and far-ranging collection, Margaret Atwood proves why she is a true master of the genre.

A Train in Winter
12/1A Train in WinterCaroline Moorehead

​Students, teachers, housewives, an opera singer; these were the women who belonged to the French Resistance during World War II. In 1943, 230 of them were sent to Auschwitz, where only 49 survived. Moorehead, who's been nominated for some big awards, should effectively relate the story of all these women; she even spoke to four survivors. I hope this gets lots of attention; it's a topic heretofore ignored.