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Novellas: The Perfect Bite of Literature with Donna Raskin (Online Only)

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4 Monthly Sessions Fridays, 7:00 pm EDT - 8:30 pm EDT September 17 to December 17, 2021

Online via Zoom

The ‘With Books’ option includes all titles required for this group at a 15% discount.


Meeting Dates:
9/17, 10/15, 11/19, 12/17

PLEASE NOTE: The first meeting of this reading group on September 17th will take place from 6-7:30pm. All other sessions will meet from 7-8:30pm.

Some of literature’s greatest works (The Great Gatsby, Annie John, Giovanni’s Room) are novellas, usually about 100 to 150 pages. The novella allows for deeper exploration and explanation than a short story, but tends to limit the number of characters and focus on one story line as opposed to longer novels. In this group, we will read a novella each month and explore each work’s language, story structure, plotting, and character development. We will read Passing by Nella Larsen, Revenge by Jim Harrison, Home by Toni Morrison, and Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.

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  • Donna Raskin

    Donna Raskin

    Donna Raskin

    Donna Raskin loves to talk about books and never turns down a cocktail! She is an adjunct professor of writing, history, and literature at The College of New Jersey, and is the author of numerous non-fiction books. She is furiously trying to finish her first novel, which is due to an agent this spring.