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Explorations Read-Aloud: “Tender is the Night” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Friday, January 28 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

Every Friday, at 11:00 am, on the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, the library will stream a brand new recording of local thespian, Joseph Coté reading aloud selections from a wide variety of fascinating and entertaining books of fiction and non-fiction. This is a program to help keep our community connected to books during the pandemic when we are unable to meet in person.

For January 28, Coté will read aloud from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel Tender is the Night. Summary: Set in the south of France in the late 1920s, Tender Is the Night is the tragic tale of a young actress, Rosemary Hoyt, and her complicated relationship with the alluring American couple Dick and Nicole Diver. A brilliant psychiatrist at the time of his marriage, Dick is both husband and doctor to Nicole, whose wealth pushed him into a glamorous lifestyle, and whose growing strength highlights Dick’s decline. The book is the most intensely autobiographical of Fitzgerald’s novels; it smolders with a dark, bitter vitality because it is so utterly true. Tender is the Night has come to be seen as perhaps its author’s most poignant masterpiece.

Click the links to find the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

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Contact Joseph at friday-explorations@usa.net

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