“Stoner” novel to be discussed at Danville library


John Williams’ luminous and deeply moving novel, “Stoner” will be featured at the Danville Public Library Adult Book Discussion on Thursday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. at McFadden’s Hot Spot, 510 S. Market Street, Danville.

Discussion leader Wil Durbin will take a look at this 1965 best-seller. In the novel, William Stoner emerges from it as not only an archetypal American, but as an unlikely existential hero standing like a figure in a painting by Edward Hopper in stark relief against an unforgiving world.

The program is free and open to the public as part of the yearlong celebration of the Danville Public Library’s Golden Anniversary Celebration (1965-2015). A copy of the book, donated by Friends of the Library, will be given away during the program as a door prize.

For more information contact Betty Carpenter at 740-599-BOOK (2665) or visit www.knox.net.