Great Books Discussion begins new season at Los Altos library

The Los Altos Library’s Great Books Discussion will end its current year Tuesday with poems by Marge Piercy from The Great Books Foundation’s “Modern American Poetry.”

The new season for the discussion program is set to begin May 21. In addition to “Modern American Poetry,” the books selected for the coming season include “Even Deadlier: A Sequel to the 7 Deadly Sins Sampler” and “Imperfect Ideal: Utopian and Dystopian Visions.”

From “Even Deadlier,” the group will read selections by Honore de Balzac, John Cheever, F. Scott Fitzgerald, W. Somerset Maugham and Aldous Huxley, among others. “Imperfect Ideal” will feature readings from Thomas More, Homer, W.H. Auden, Dostoevsky, Aristotle, St. Augustine, Oscar Wilde, Vladimir Lenin and E.M. Forster, among others.

The Great Books Discussion meets 7-9 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

All three books can be ordered by calling (800) 222-5870 or visiting

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