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Pine Tree Hospice Book Club meets May 22

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — Sponsored by Pine Tree Hospice and the Maine Humanities Council, this book club offers a wide range of readings that will make you think about the subject of tenderness as you never have before. Join this engaging book club that is facilitated by Greg Winston, a professor of English at Husson University. The group will provide a platform to read different, distinctive works that will fascinate and intrigue. Read, discuss, or feel free just to listen – and enjoy this experience. Members need not attend all events.

The reading for May is a masterpiece of Leo Tolstoy’s late fiction “The Death of Ivan Ilyich.” This is Tolstoy’s best known work after “War and Peace” and is a short and fascinating work of literature, a novella. Tolstoy looks hard, pitilessly, into human nature. As we read, we learn what Tolstoy did as he aged; that death, as an inevitable part of life, should be accepted, and should force us to lead a meaningful life that we can look back on without pain and regret.

The book club will be meeting at The Mill Café at 3 p.m. on on Tuesday, May 22. The group will end in May for the summer, but will begin again in the fall.

Books are now available to borrow at Pine Tree Hospice, 883 West Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft. Call 564-4346 or email wecare@pinetreehospice.org to find out more.

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