Do you enjoy reading and talking about books in English? Our Literary Circle discusses a different book each month. You can drop by regularly or you can join us for only one evening – it’s up to you. Mark Olival-Bartley leads the discussion. Free admission.

"Ten North Frederick" by John O'Hara

Literary Circle / Free Admission


The novel Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara, which won the National Book Award for Fiction, opens with a storybook life: A successful, small-town lawyer with a beautiful wife, two lovely children, and aspirations to be president, Joe Chapin seems to have it all. But as his daughter looks back on her father’s life, a different man emerges—one who is in conflict with his ambitious wife, in fear that the misdeeds of his children will dash his political dreams, and in love with a fashion model half his age.

With mordant wit and penetrating insight, this novel brilliantly portrays the personal and political hypocrisy of mid-century America.


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Organizers: Amerikahaus Verein, Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations


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