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— Event is FREE and open to the public.— Wednesday, June 17th 2015
New York Times best-selling author Donald Harstad will discuss his crime novels, which are set in Iowa.
Donald Harstad is a retired county sheriff from Elkader, Iowa. Drawing from twenty-three years of law enforcement experience, He has written five crime novels starring Deputy Sheriff Carl Houseman, who patrols the towns in and around a fictional Iowa county. Harstad’s sixth novel, “November Rain,” will be available in September.
The Library is located north of the Cosgrove Hall parking lot; convenient place to park and walk across
Join us June 9th at the SAU Library for our first Short Story Discussion.
This weeks story is The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain. The discussion will be held in the 2nd Floor Student Lounge of the Library from 3pm-4pm. If you wish to take part, please read the story beforehand and be prepared to share your thoughts with the other participants. This is a free event and open to everyone.
Here is a link to a free text version of the story online:
Once you’ve read the story, think about following questions for discussion:
- What was your favorite part of the story?
- Did the narrator’s friend set him up for the humorous encounter with Simon Wheeler?
- What is the significance of the appearance and names Smiley gives his animals?
- Does Twain’s use of dialect add to the atmosphere of the story?
- Which forms of humor does Twain use throughout the story? Examples?
Hope to see you there!