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St. Ann’s Book of the Month Club

[frame_left]Train Dreams[/frame_left] Thursday, August 16, 2012, 6:45 pm
St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 157 Montague St.

The August 16 meeting of St. Ann’s Book of the Month Club will discuss Train Dreams: A Novella by Denis Johnson.

Train Dreams is an epic in miniature. It is an evocative and poignant story of Robert Grainier, a day laborer in the American West at the start of the twentieth century–an ordinary man in extraordinary times. Buffeted by the loss of his family, Grainer struggles to make sense of this strange new world. As his story unfolds, we witness both his shocking personal defeats and the radical changes that transform America in his lifetime.

Suffused with the history and landscapes of the American West, this novella by the National Book Award-winning author of Tree of Smoke captures the disappearance of a distinctly American way of life.

Everyone is welcome to join our informal discussion, even if you have not read the book!

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