WestportREADS 2018: PageTurners Discuss "Regeneration"

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join PageTurners for a discussion of the WestportREADS book Regeneration by Pat Barker. This work of historical fiction that follows the experiences of soldiers during World War I. Read the book and join programs related to the book throughout the month of January & Februrary as we explore themes of healing and perseverance on the centenary of the end of WWI. 

Community partner: The Westport Center for Senior Activities

PageTurners Book Club page

For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome. Information on more Library book groups.

Guide to the WestportREADS books and program.

WestportREADS is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.

Regneration is the first novel in Pat Barker's acclaimed WWI trilogy, which continues with The Eye in the Door and culminates in the 1995 Booker Prize-winning The Ghost Road. In 1917 Siegfried Sasson, noted poet and decorated war hero, publicly refused to continue serving as a British officer in World War I. His reason: the war was a senseless slaughter. He was officially classified “mentally unsound” and sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital. There a brilliant psychiatrist, Dr. William Rivers, set about restoring Sassoon’s “sanity” and sending him back to the trenches. This novel tells what happened as only a novel can. It is a war saga in which not a shot is fired. It is a story of a battle for a man’s mind in which only the reader can decide who is the victor, who the vanquished, and who the victim.

"Dramatic, moving, brilliantly harrowning ... a novel that makes the madness of war more than a metaphor."—The New York Times Book Review

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