Great Books

Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Gail Borden Library.
Call 847-742-2411 for more information.  Chair: Jeanne Hebeisen

September 13, 2021      “Notes from Underground”    Fyodor Dostoevsky               Novella

October 11, 2021             “To Room Nineteen”               Doris Lessing *                     Short Story

November 8, 2021           Long Day’s journey Into Night     Eugene O’Neill                Play

December 13, 2021         Poetry by A.E. Stallings, selections TBD

January 10, 2022             “Bright and Morning Star”     Richard Wright                      Short Story

February 14, 2022           “The Music School,”  “The Football Season,”  “Solitaire”
john Updike                                                        Short Stories

March 14, 2022                “Cherry Orchard”     Anton Chekhov                                      Play

April 11, 2022                    “Clean Well-Lighted Place” and “Hills Like White Elephants”
Ernest Hemingway                                                Short Stories

May 9, 2022                     “On Tranquility of Mind” –  Lucius Annaeus Seneca**         Philosophy

June 13, 2022                   “The Devil Baby at Hull House”  –  Jane Addams**              Non-fiction

July 12, 2022                     “Much Ado About Nothing”  –  William Shakespeare         Play

August 8, 2022                 “Notes of  a Native Son”  –   James Baldwin                         Essays

*Great Books’ Great Conversations 5  Anthology

** Great Books’ Great Conversations 6  Anthology

Can be purchased on Great Books website: and or a used copy may be available from sites like ABE books or Thrift.