American Literature Book Discussion for Scholars

International Center
Conference Room
American Literature Book Discussion

Description: If you love to read, join us for this scholar book discussion group. First read the featured book, then we'll meet to discuss the story. This is a great way to improve your vocabulary, practice your English reading and conversational skills, learn about American culture, and have FUN! Each book is fewer than 200 pages. See the handout to learn more about the books.


  • 10/13/2016: The Premature Burial (short story) - Edgar Allan Poe; The Cask of Amontillado (short story) - Edgar Allan Poe
  • 11/10/2016: Letters From the Earth - Mark Twain
  • 12/14/2016: The Gift of the Magi - O.Henry
  • 01/05/2017: The Things They Carried - Tim O’Brien
  • 02/09/2017: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave – Frederick Douglass