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Book Club: “Babbitt”

March 27 @ 7:00 PM

The CCC Book Club will meet again on Monday, March 27, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. via ZOOM.

The selection for March is: “Babbitt” by Sinclair Lewis.

Book Description:

Prosperous and socially prominent, George Babbitt appears to have everything a man could wish: good health, a fine family, and a profitable business in a booming Midwestern city. But the middle-aged real estate agent is shaken from his self-satisfaction by a growing restlessness with the limitations of his life. When a personal crisis forces a reexamination of his values, Babbitt mounts a rebellion against social expectations.  Widely considered Sinclair Lewis’s greatest novel, this satire of the American social landscape created a sensation upon its 1922 publication. Babbitt’s name became an instant and enduring synonym for middle-class complacency, and the strictures of his existence revealed the emptiness of the mainstream vision of success. His story reflects the nature of a conformist society, in which the pressures of maintaining propriety can ultimately cause individuals to lose their place in the world.  Babbitt ranks among the important 20th-century works addressing the struggles of people caught in the machinery of modern life, and it remains ever-relevant as a cautionary tale against clinging to conventional values.

This book club is open to all, and we hope you will join us!

To join the meeting: https://christchurchcranbrook-org.zoom.us/j/96420922700?pwd=dkVCZmdzUDNNZHFUVVN2a2RVQUZqdz09

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March 27
7:00 PM
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