Live from Prairie Lights: Paul's Book Club at Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room D

7:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room D @ Iowa City Public Library


Want to join a book club to meet other book lovers in Iowa City? Join Paul Ingram’s Book Club! Led by Paul Ingram, Prairie Lights’ legendary bookseller, this monthly book group is open to all.

This month’s book is Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, so to read the book, and meet up to talk about it at the Iowa City Public Library meeting room D on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. When Kurt Vonnegut was teaching in the Writer's Workshop, in 1965–66, the Vietnam War was getting underway and the student movement against it was just starting. Vonnegut chose this time to work on Slaughterhouse-Five, his antiwar novel about the allied destruction of Dresden at the end of World War II. His most personal novel, based on his own World War II experience, to write a funny book at which we are not permitted to laugh, braided with his usual imaginative fantasy.

"For me it was an unforgettable read and I am looking forward to this reread. Few have read it recently, and I hope many of you will take this opportunity to seen how this anti-war novel holds up today." —Paul Ingram

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