Monday Book Talk meets the first Monday of each month September-December and February-May. It is open to all adults who like to read!
This month's book
discussion is part of a series of programs, Remembering the Great War. Other programs include: Anthem
for Doomed Youth: Great Poetry from the Great War on October 16 and WWI
Rallying the Homefront on November 12.
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque (Click title to reserve a copy.) Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. And as horrible war plods on year after year, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principles of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against each other--if only he can come out of the war alive.