The September meeting of Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Reading Roundtable, made possible with funds from Sycamore Bank, will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m., in the R.C. Pugh Library on the Senatobia campus. Leading this month’s discussion will be Victoria Penny, Northwest instructional librarian.
An English professor struggling for tenure discovers that her ex-fiancé has just become the president of her college, and her new boss, in this modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, a funny love story for anyone who wishes for a second chance at happily ever after.
Witty, warm, and full of heart, By the Book, a charming first novel by Julia Sonneborn, is an ode to bookish girls everywhere and the men who love them. The author herself is an English professor and Austen lover.
The purpose of the program is to provide a forum to read and discuss a variety of books during the course of every semester. Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month.
Participants must fill out a registration form, and those wishing to purchase a copy of the book being discussed may do so for $5. Personal or library copies may also be used.
For more information or to register, contact Dr. Melissa Wright, director of Learning Resources at (662) 562-3277 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.