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Southwest Book Club Meets November 23

the_women.jpg The Southwest Book Club will meet on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Southwest Library to discuss The Women by T.C. Boyle. In this biographical novel, Boyle gives account of Frank Lloyd Wright's life as told through the tempestuous experiences of the four women who loved him and offers insight into the famous architect's enduring struggles against conventional boundaries.

Anyone age 18 or older is welcome to attend. The book club meets monthly at the Southwest Branch Library. For more information, please call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info

Copies of this book may be reserved for home delivery or location pick-up at http://www.ocls.info

For more information, please call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info

Discussion Questions
If you are unable to attend the meeting or you would like to join our discussion, you can share your thoughts or respond to the discussion questions below. Simply click "Comments" located at the bottom of this post. Join the discussion!

1. How does Boyle's choice of narrator affect your reading of the novel?

2. Consider Wright's flagrant solicitation of loans he never intended to repay. Does a visionary owe a greater obligation to his art or to the social contract?

3. Do you think Wright ever found his soulmate?

4. Have you ever visited a Wright building? If so, describe the experience.

5. Does Boyle's portrait of Wright accord with your own notions about the architect?

6. Do you read many novels about historical figures? What kind of entree does fiction provide that mere fact cannot?

Discussion questions obtained from Readinggroupguides.com

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