London book club continues

220px-JohnBarleycornJack London State Historic Park has formed the Jack London Book Discussion Group which is designed by and for people who believe, as Alfred Kazin famously said, that the “greatest story Jack London ever wrote was the story he lived.”

The series continues Friday, May 16, 2 to 4 p.m., with “John Barleycorn.” Published in 1913, this is the closest London came to writing an autobiography and he not only reveals his stories from his lifelong struggle with alcohol but also the details of his spectacular life.

The book group is led by two Jack London scholars, Susan Nuernberg, Ph.D. and Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Ph.D. Participants can attend individual sessions or sign up for the series. Books should be available in the museum bookshop.

The discussion group will be held in the Terrace Picnic area next to the Cottage, accessed via the Ranch parking lot. Cost, which does not include parking, is $10 for individual sessions or $45 for all five meetings. Parking fee of $10 is payable at the entrance kiosk. Call 938.5216 for questions or more information.


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