Often appearing on “greatest
novel” lists, One Hundred Years of Solitude plays out in the
mythical town of Macondo in Colombia, during a stormy period in Latin American
history. The saga circles around seven generations of the Buendía
family who inhabit the colorful, violent, and often mysterious period from the
1820s to 1920s, the century in which Macondo is built by the Buendía patriarch
and ultimately destroyed by a hurricane. A desire for solitude versus a need
for love is a key conflict animating this masterpiece of magical realism.
leader for this five-week Big Books class is Holly Marihugh, a professional
discussion leader who has guided library patrons through Bleak House and War and Peace.
Registration is required. Glencoe
residents will get priority if the class fills up. Registration will open
September 1; visit the library’s website or call to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.