One Book One Saint Mary's
The Saint Mary's College Alumnae Association is proud to announce
The 2013-2014 One Book One Saint Mary's selection is
Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf
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by Virginia Woolf
2014 Online Chats
Wednesday, February 26, 9:00pm EST
Tuesday, April 29, 9:00pm EST
To participate, visit www.friendfeed.com set up a free account or log in to your exisiting account and search for the group "OneBookOneSaintMarys". Alumna Lisa Maxbauer Price '99, will moderate the discussion, posting questions related to "Mrs. Dalloway." Participants may talk to one another and the moderator in real time. If you happen to miss this time slot, you will be able to read the discussion transcript at your convenience by visiting the Friend Feed website.
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One of Virginia Woolf's best known novels, Mrs. Dalloway is set in post-World War I England and follows a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway as she prepares to host a party that evening. Written in a stream-of-consciousness style, the story travels forwards and back in time and in and out of the characters' minds to explore Clarissa's life and world. In examining the life Mrs. Dalloway leads and questioning what might have been, Woolf raises important social, historical, and feminist themes.
In 2005, Time magazine included the novel on its list of the 100 best English-language novels written since 1923. The Dalloway's Clubhouse on the Saint Mary's campus is named for the title character of the novel.
The student members of the One Book task force have set up a book basket for members of the community to share copies of Mrs. Dalloway. Please send your used copy to the Office of Alumnae Relations and they will place in the book basket. Be sure to write your name and graduation year on the inside cover and include any notes you'd like to share with the next reader.
Alumnae Club...after your discussion of the book, gather copies and send to the Office of Alumnae Relations in one shipment.
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