The Lit House Book Club @ Duckworth's is the opportunity to hear writers talk about a book they love from a writer's perspective while enjoying dinner at one of Gloucester's finest restaurants. Participants are expected to be familiar with the feature book, as there will be open discussion during the event.
The Lit House Book Club--Aug. 18
Writer Anna Solomon will lead our discussion of Vladimir Nabakov's Lolita. Solomon is the author of Leaving Lucy Pear and The Little Bride and a two-time winner of the Pushcart Prize. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in publications including The New York Times Magazine, One Story, Ploughshares, Slate, and MORE. Coeditor with Eleanor Henderson of Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers, Solomon previously worked as a journalist for National Public Radio. She was born and raised in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two children.
"...Lolita depends on the combination of revulsion and ecstasy that it engenders in its readers. The revulsion is why it endures—long past...any other forbidden text of the past—as a book that shakes its readers, no matter how modern. Lolita will always be both ravishing and shocking, a fire opal dissolving in a ripple-ringed pool." ~ from Catlin Flanagan's "How Lolita Seduces Us All," in the Sept. 2018 issue of The Atlantic