Sponsored by: AIA Nashville Society, The Parthenon
AIA-Nashville Society Book Club
Join us for the fourth meeting of our free book club on Monday, November 13, at 6 PM. This event is free and open to the public, with RSVP. Mention “Book Club” at the Ticket Counter, receive free admission, and proceed to the Treasury on Level 2 for the friendly, informal discussion.
THIS QUARTER’S BOOK SELECTION:
We will be discussing The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood. Reserve your spot with a free RSVP: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084aa8af2ea5f58-aianashville#
Looking to purchase the book? It is now available in the Museum Store! Or, head over to Parnassus Books and mention the Archaeological Institute of America-Nashville Society book club at the Parthenon for a 10% discount.
ABOUT THE BOOK: The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
Description from Nashville Public Library:
Margaret Atwood returns with a shrewd, funny, and insightful retelling of the myth of Odysseus from the point of view of Penelope. Describing her own remarkable vision, the author writes in the foreword, “I’ve chosen to give the telling of the story to Penelope and to the twelve hanged maids. The maids form a chanting and singing Chorus, which focuses on two questions that must pose themselves after any close reading of the Odyssey : What led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to? The story as told in the Odyssey doesn’t hold water: there are too many inconsistencies. I’ve always been haunted by the hanged maids and, in The Penelopiad , so is Penelope herself.” One of the high points of literary fiction in 2005, this critically acclaimed story found a vast audience and is finally available in paperback.
2024 BOOK CLUB DATES:
Monday, February 5, 2024
Monday, May 6, 2024
Monday, August 5, 2024
Monday, November 4, 2024
Stay tuned for details!
BOOK CLUB SPONSOR: AIA-Nashville Society
The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) promotes archaeological inquiry and public understanding of the material record of the human past to foster an appreciation of diverse cultures and our shared humanity. The AIA supports archaeologists, their research and its dissemination, and the ethical practice of archaeology. The AIA educates people of all ages about the significance of archaeological discovery and advocates for the preservation of the world’s archaeological heritage. Learn more.
ADDITIONAL BOOK CLUB SPONSORS: Centennial Park Conservancy, Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation
PREVIOUS AIA-NASHVILLE SOCIETY BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS:
Circe by Madeline Miller discussed February 22, 2023
Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker discussed May 8, 2023
Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips discussed August 21, 2023