Logos Bookstore’s Recommendations
by Sherill Tippins
Mariner Books, $13.95
As a new year begins, it is a good time to remind people of the monthly activities at Logos Bookstore. One in particular is the Kill Your TV Reading Group (KYTV) which meets the first Wednesday of every month. This month on January 3, 2007 at 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will discuss The Heart Is A lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. Last month KYTV Reading Group discussed February House by Sherill Tippins.
February House is a fascinating account of an experiment in communal living in a Brooklyn brownstone during World War II that featured at different times the writers Carson McCullers, already known as the author of The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, Paul and Jane Bowles, W.H. Auden, Erika and Klaus Mann and Richard Wright, the composer Benjamin Britten, the singer, Peter Pears, the performer, Gypsy Rose Lee, who became a mystery writer while resident in the house, and George Davis, fiction editor at Harper’s Bazaar who obtained the lodging and set up the whole living arrangement. The height of this experiment was during the years 1940-1941, but George Davis continued to lease the house until 1945 when it was torn down to make way for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
Sherrill Tippins has provided a remarkable account of these creative people and their guests like Aaron Copland, Salvador Dali and Janet Flanner among others.
There are several photographs of the house and its famous tenants, most who had birthdays in February, hence the nickname for their lodgings, February House. February House is a wonderful narrative history of a bygone era of creative personalities, writers, actors and musicians.
On January 8, 2007 at 7 P.M., the Sacred Texts Group led by literary agent Richard Curtis will discuss Jesus and the Sermon on the Mount. Rafael Cortes, noted pianist and teacher will present a work in progress on spirituality called “Spiritual Betrayal: A Path To Truth” On Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 7 P.M.
Children’s Story Time led by Dvorah continues every Monday at 3 P.M. after the opening meeting of the New Year at 3 P.M, Wednesday, January 3, 2007.
There is an ongoing 50% off boxed and individual Christmas and Hanukkah cards the first half of January and a 30% of sale on select books as well. Come top Logos to these events, enjoy the sales and buy some Valentine’s Day cards.
Upcoming Events At Logos
Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 3 P.M. Children’s Story Time with Dvorah, subsequent meetings will be at 3 P.M., Mondays
Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will discuss The Heart Is A lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers.
Monday, January 8, 2007 at 7 P.M, The Sacred Texts Group led by Richard Curtis will discuss Jesus and The Sermon On The Mount.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 7 P.M., Rafael Cortes, pianist and teacher will present a work in progress: “Spiritual Betrayal: A Path to Truth”.
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will discuss The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
Transit: 4, 5, 6 Subways to Lexington Ave & 86th St., M86 Bus (86th St.), M79 Bus (79th St.), M31 Bus (York Ave.), M15 Bus (1st & 2nd Aves.)