Reading Specialist Anne Marie Vickers Quin will lead a bi-monthly short story group starting on Tuesday, January 5th from 12:30-2:30 and running every other Tuesday through mid-March. Interested participants should register at the library (244-3798 or email@example.com).
Wonderful and Mysterious Adventures in World Literature
an exploration of short stories from several parts of the world
The group will read and discuss such tantalizing narratives as Russian Alexander Pushkin's magnificent ghost story The Queen of Spades, and Austrian Stefan Zweig's mysterious The Royal Chess Game; two remarkable Chinese stories from Chen Hsuanyu, Chiennang and The Jade Goddess, two dark tales from Honoré Balzac, An Episode in the Reign of the Terror, and La Grande Breteche; then another ghost story, Edith Wharton's Afterward, and a mystery from American Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg; a surprising one by James Cain, Baby in the Icebox; and two fmaous mysteries from Gilbert K. Chesterton, The Invisible Man and The Blue Cross; a tale of the harsh early history of English seafaring, Log the Man Dead, by Eugene Burdick; and even chronicles from Maine, "our own beloved little neck of the woods", They Grind Exceeding Small by Ben Ames Williams (he wrote it at the Bangor Public Library), Small Point Bridge by Stephen Minot (a former Professor of English at Bowdoin College), and The Wedding Gift by Nova Scotian Thomas Raddall.
Ann Marie Vickers Quin works with students of all ages and reading levels to inspire the love of learning and to enrich the quality of life through the growth of deep thinking. She founded the Reading Consultancy of Maine in 1977 and has lived in Bar Harbor since 1989.