AUBURN – The monthly book discussion in the series “Fear and Hope: Writing from the Great Depression of the 1930’s” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at the Auburn Public Library.

Historian and Maine College of Art Professor Candace Kanes is the discussion leader of this month’s book, “Gone with the Wind,” by Margaret Mitchell. She will look at how historical novels written during the Depression satisfied readers with optimistic themes that left them with a tinge of hope. Novels like “Gone with the Wind” illustrated how Americans had had it tough in the past, but they managed to come though again and again.

The last book in this series is “Uncle Tom’s Children” by Richard Wright at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at the Book Burrow and Cafe, 1-B Great Falls Plaza.

For more information about the Auburn Public Library’s monthly book discussions, call 782-3191.

The series is sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council and is a program of the Harriet P. Henry Center for the Book.

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