The Concord Free Public Library is teaming up with Debra’s Natural Gourmet for a discussion of Washington Square, by Henry James. The book discussion will take place in our store.
Washington Square (1881) tells the story of Catherine, the plain, obedient daughter of the widowed, well-to-do Dr. August Sloper of Washington Square. When a handsome, feckless man-about-town proposes to Catherine, her father forbids the marriage because he believes the man to be after Catherine’s fortune and future inheritance. The conflict between father, daughter, and suitor provokes consequences in the lives of all three that make this story one of James’ most piercingly memorable.
Copies are available at both the Main (129 Main St.) and West Concord Fowler (1322 Main St.) libraries. All welcome! So we have a chair for you, please RSVP: Debra@DebrasNaturalGourmet.com.