First Monday Book Group

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Thank you for your interest in our book discussion group.  We are currently at full capacity.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Augie Webb at 415-289-4121, x501 or awebb@sausalito.gov

41ApkxSRwJL._SX283_BO1,204,203,200_First Monday Book Group, 1st Mondays, 2:30pm
NOTE: Date change because of Labor Day

Next: September 9, 2019 Conference Room
(main floor of City Hall)

What we're reading:

It Can't Happen Here
by Sinclair Lewis

From the publisher:  It Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America.

Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler’s aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press.

Called “a message to thinking Americans” by the Springfield Republican when it was published in 1935, It Can’t Happen Here is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as today’s news.

Past novels have included:

Be sure to check our book list of past reads and place holds directly from the catalog with your MARINet library card.