New Bern-Craven County
Public Library

a member of the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library System

"Let's Talk About It..."

Beyond the Battlefield: Alternative Views of War

This series will present five novels set during the Civil War, both World Wars, Korean, and Vietnam. Exploring deeper themes created by waging war and its physical and mental aftermath, the series will focus on the lasting consequences, both painful and soul-changing, that war impacted upon soldiers and our national psyche.

All programs are Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Hayden H. Jones Auditorium.

  • August 27--All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Ramarque, discussion led by Billy Yeargin, Jr., Independent Scholar.
  • September 17--March by Geraldine Brooks, discussion led by Jonathan Sarris, NC Wesleyan. Rescheduled to December 3.
  • October 8--The Coldest War: A Memoir of Korea by James Brady, discussion led by Willie Nelms, Independent Scholar.
  • October 29--The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, discussion led by Susan Schmidt, Independent Scholar.
  • November 19--The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, discussion led by Jane Andrews, Independent Scholar.
  • December 3--March by Geraldine Brooks, discussion led by Jonathan Sarris, NC Wesleyan.

To register call 638-7807.

This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide non-profit and  affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the North Carolina Center for the Book, a program of the State Library of North Carolina, and is sponsored by the Friends of the New Bern-Craven County Public Library.

Fall 2018