Library Information

Great Books Program
Belvedere-Tiburon (Rex Fink Chapter)

Meetings - 2nd Tuesday, Founders Room, Belvedere-Tiburon Library

no meetings in July and August.

For questions or further information, please contact
Facilitator / Leader Phyllis Trieber, 415-435-1452 or
Honorary Leader: Chuck Auerbach.
Co-Facilitators: Marvin Mars and Alice Shelton.

Selections are alternated monthly from two books published by The Great Books Foundation: Great Conversations 4 and The 7 Deadly Sins. The group has chosen to read selections in thematic (rather than chronologic) order. The order of selections from Great Conversations 4 follows the “Connecting Themes”, as presented on page 433, beginning with “The Individual and Civic Virtue. The selections from The 7 Deadly Sins are sequential, beginning with “Envy”.

Books can be ordered through The Great Books Foundation, or 1-800-222-5870.  Copies of most books are also available at the Belvedere-Tiburon Library.

The 2013- 2014 schedule is:

September 10, 2013 - Great Conversations 4
Jane Austen: Emma. Plus, optional discussion of any additional Jane Austen novels chosen by participants for summer reading.

October 8, 2013 - The 7 Deadly Sins
Nathan Englander: “For the Relief of Unbearable Urges”

November 12, 2013 - Great Conversations 4
Lisel Mueller: selected poems (“Joy”, “The Power of Music to Disturb”, “Immortality”, “Into Space”)

December 10, 2013 - The 7 Deadly Sins
William Faulkner: “A Rose for Emily”

January 14, 2014 - Great Conversations 4
Eavan Boland: “Lava Cameo”

February 11, 2014 - The 7 Deadly Sins
Flannery O’Connor: “Good Country People”

March 11, 2014 - Great Conversations 4
Tim O’Brien: “The Things They Carried”

April 8, 2014 - Great conversations 4
Lisel Mueller: "Selected poems"

May 13, 2014 - Great conversations 4
Eaven Bolin: "Lava Cameo"

June 10, 2014 - Great conversations 5
To be selected
Also new book by Great  Books, "The even deadlier seven deadly sins"
Coffee and treats