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The Violent Bear It Away
by Flannery O'Connor

Francis is a fourteen-year-old boy and the son of a self-ordained prophet. Kidnapped by his great-uncle, he faces pressure to follow in his father's footsteps. Discuss Flannery O'Connor's second to final novel with fellow members. 


World Literature is a member-facilitated Book Group. A Mechanics' librarian is on hand to make announcements, monitor, and partake in the discussion. All members are welcome to join.

This meeting will take place over ZoomTo receive an invitation to the discussion, please email our Programming Librarian, Myles, at [email protected]

World Literature Book Group Meetings

Members Free
Offsite: See description for location
Myles Cooper - 415-857-6721

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