Book Discussion Group
A Celebration of Reading!
Read each selection & join staffer Michele Reinhart for a spirited discussion!
Last Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in the Conference Room.
- April 30: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Each April, by Presidential Proclamation, we mark National Crime Victims’ Rights Week to reaffirm our solemn obligation to ensure crime victims get the services they need – from care and counseling to justice under the law. In honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week – April 6-12, 2014 – this month we will be reading and discussing Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic novel Crime and Punishment.
It is the story of Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov, a poor young law student in St. Petersburg, who sets out to commit the perfect crime, the murder of an elderly widow pawnbroker. And, he does indeed get away with murder to some degree, when only the evidence is considered. It is his conscience that ultimately tells on him.
Crime and Punishment has been described as a reverse murder mystery of sorts. The reader knows “who done it” from the very beginning, the mystery is whether or not the perpetrator will be brought to justice.
Published in 1866 in his native Russian, Crime and Punishment marked Dostoyevsky’s first popular success. Later, translated into multiple languages, it sealed his reputation as one of the world’s greatest modern writers.
Please check our online catalog for available copies of the book and join us for our discussion on April 30.
- May 28: How to Create the Perfect Wife by Wendy Moore
Questions? Call Reference at 614-481-3776.