Novel Ideas Book Discussion: The Awakening

This month we'll be reading The Awakening. On vacation in Grand Isle, Louisiana in the summer of 1899, Edna Pontellier realizes that she is unhappy in her life as a wife and mother. She begins to explore her longing for independence and creative fulfillment but soon realizes that she cannot awaken fully from the restraints and conventions placed upon her by society. 

We'll also start distributing copies of our May title, Faithful

Novel Ideas is a librarian-led exploration of classic and contemporary fiction and non-fiction from around the world. This wide-ranging group will sample critically acclaimed and prize-winning titles with open and inclusive discussion aimed at engaging readers with the book and with each other. We meet the 3rd Monday of each month at the James City County Library, starting at 2 pm. Williamsburg Regional Library will provide copies.If you can't find a copy on the shelves, check with the Adult Services reference desk to find out how to get yours. 


Questions? Call us at 757.259.4050.


Monday, April 15, 2019 - 2:00pm


James City County
Event Room: 
Cosby Room