Join our informal, facilitated discussions at 6:00 PM at Taj Palace Restaurant, 2710 W Nob Hill Blvd, Yakima.  Enjoy your choice of no-host beverages, appetizers, or full dinners while sharing your impression of the current book. Or just enjoy listening in if you haven’t read the book.  All are welcome!


November 13, 2018:  A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (fiction)

Our next read will be a change of pace from serious non-fiction to the Pulitzer Prize winning comic novel, “A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole. We will meet on Tuesday, November 13, at 6:00 PM at Taj Palace for dinner and discussion.
In “A Confederacy of Dunces”, find one of the most memorable characters in American fiction, Ignatius J. Reilly. A flatulent frustrated scholar deeply learned in medieval philosophy and American junk food, a brainy mammoth misfit imprisoned in a trashy world of Greyhound Buses and Doris Day movies, he is in violent revolt against the entire modern age.
The novel bursts into life on Canal Street, New Orleans. Ignatius’ peripatetic employment takes him from Levy Pants, where he leads a workers’ revolt, to the French Quarter, where he waddles behind a hot dog wagon that serves as his fortress.
Filled with unforgettable characters and unbelievable plot twists, shimmering with intelligence, and dazzling in its originality, Toole’s comic classic just keeps getting better year after year.
A Confederacy of Dunces is available electronically or in print from Yakima Valley Libraries. If you plan to purchase a copy, Inklings Bookshop will give a discount if you mention it is for our Book Club. Enjoy the read and meet us in November!
(Book description adapted from LitLovers: A Well-Read Online Community.)