* 1. I plan to attend the Classics Book Group discussion which meets the 3rd Tuesdays of the month, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 2pm.

* 2. Please rate the following suggested titles  according to your interest in reading  them:

  1 Not for me! 2 Slightly interested 3 Interested 4 Very interested 5 I wouldn't miss it!
The Man Who Loved Children / Christina Stead: A chilling novel of family life, the relations between parents and children, husbands and wives, The Man Who Loved Children is acknowledged as a contemporary classic.
I, Claudius / Robert Graves: Considered an idiot because of his physical infirmities, Claudius survived the intrigues and poisonings of the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, and the Mad Caligula to become emperor in 41 A.D. A masterpiece.
Eugenie Grandet / Honore de Balzac: The five-foot-high Grandet allows his avaricious passion to thwart his daughter, Eugenie's, love in the classic work of social satire, carnal desire, greed, and obsession.
My Antonia / Willa Cather: My Ántonia evokes the Nebraska prairie life of Willa Cather's childhood, and commemorates the spirit and courage of immigrant pioneers in America.
Palace Walk / Naguib Mahfouz: The first book of Nobel laureate Mahfouz' Cairo Trilogy recreates turn-of-the-century Cairo, with characters who are simultaneously disciplined and sensual.
House Made of Dawn / M. Scott Momaday: A young American Indian returning from World War II searches for his place on his old reservation and in urban society.
Middle Passage / Charles Johnson:  The National Book Award-winning masterpiece is the story of Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed slave living in New Orleans who stows away on a ship bound for Africa.
The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter / Katherine Porter: Twenty-seven short stories by the Pulitizer Prize-winning writer.
The Bridal Wreath:Kristin Lavransdatter Trilogy 1 / Sigrid Undset: The acknowledged masterpiece of the Nobel Prize-winning Norwegian novelist, this trilogy has never been out of print in this country since its first publication in 1927.

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