Director, Robert Mulligan, brought Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning book, To Kill a Mockingbird, to the screen in 1962. The film stars Gregory Peck as rural Alabama lawyer, Atticus Finch, the role which earned him the only acting Oscar of his career. "To Kill A Mockingbird is a much-loved, critically-acclaimed, classic trial film. It exhibits a dramatic tour-de-force of acting, a portrayal of childhood innocence, and a progressive, enlightened 60s message about racial prejudice, violence, moral tolerance and dignified courage" (Filmsite.org). Join us for this film at 1:00 PM. Light snacks will be served.
Regeneration, by Pat Barker, is a historical novel set in 1917 at a British hospital for "shell-shocked" WWI soldiers. The book was inspired by the true story of a decorated officer who, instead of being court-martialed for writing a declaration condemning the war, was sent to the hospital for unnecessary treatment. Regeneration was a nominee for the prestigious Booker Prize, and was also described by the New York Times Book Review as one of the four best novels of the year in 1991. Contact the library to obtain a copy of this book and join in the discussion!