Introducing February’s Book Club Selection: The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

by Leo Tolstoy

What’s It About?

(Description from Goodreads)

A middle-aged high-court judge who had never thought about his own mortality, Ivan Ilyich must readjust his thinking when he learns he has a terminal illness.

Why Was This Title Selected

I’ve never read anything by Tolstoy, and this short novella felt like a manageable way for us to read one of his titles for the year.

Anything Else to Know About It?

The discussion will begin soon in the Facebook group, and you’re welcome to come and join us.

It’s available in Print, for Kindle or Nook, or on Audible.

What’s Coming Up Next?

A Vision of Light coverA Vision of Light by Judith Merkle Riley

What’s it about? “Margaret of Ashbury wants to write her life story. However, like most women in fourteenth-century England, she is illiterate. Three clerics contemptuously decline to be Margaret’s scribe, and only the threat of starvation persuades Brother Gregory, a Carthusian friar with a mysterious past, to take on the task. As she narrates her life, we discover a woman of startling resourcefulness.”

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