The Library Sciences book club picks a selection to read and discuss. The books can either be fiction or nonfiction. Suggestions are always welcome.
Each month I will feature a book that I recommend and feel others would like to read and discuss. We will begin discussing the latest book selection at the beginning of each month, so please borrow a copy from the library, or buy a copy and join the discussion in the Library Sciences Forum.
Book Club Reading List
March Book Club Selection
Night, by Elie Wiesel
Considered to be one of the most important books of the 20th century. It brought faces and names to the horror of the Holocaust and allowed discussion and education to begin.
Night is the account of the experiences of Wiesel during the Holocaust. It is the story of Wieselís life as a young boy in Sighet, Transylvania. Wiesel testifies to the horrors of his deportation to the concentration camps Auschwitz and later Buchenwald. The book details the struggle to maintain humanity, dignity in self, and faith in both God and man while surviving the terrifying conditions of life in the camps. With his father by his side, twelve-year-old Wiesel struggles to redefine his understanding of what the world has become.
Please share your thoughts about the book. Included at the forum is the brief introduction here and questions as a starting point. Don't feel constrained by these questions.