Vladimir Nabokov wrote Pale Fire, a nonlinear work of suspense, in 1962. This novel includes fictional poet John Shade, and his academic colleague, Charles Kinbote, who work out their ideas in various forms of print, from poetry to literary criticism. Join fellow members to discuss this work by one of the most celebrated twentieth-century prose stylists.
A divorcée fleeing an abusive relationship befriends a Jewish refugee who has escaped a concentration camp in Germany. First published in 1941, Nancy Hale’s short story “Those Are as Brothers” examines empathy between characters during a Summer in Connecticut.