Book Discussion Group
Monday November 27, 2017
2:00 PM until 3:00 PM
A Separate Peace (1959) by John Knowles
A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to the second world war.
Set at a boys boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete.
What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.
Location: Louis Piantino
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