DeKALB – The General Book Club will meet at the DeKalb Public Library at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 to discuss "The Noise of Time," by Julian Barnes.
This fictionalized biography tells the story of Dmitri Shostakovich, considered to be the greatest Soviet Russian composer. In 1936, 30-year-old Shostakovich fears for his livelihood and his life when Stalin denounces his latest opera. A stroke of luck prevents him from being sent to Siberia. Instead he will be held under the thumb of despotism and be compelled to balance appeasing those in power against the integrity of his music.
The General Book Club will meet in the Bilder Family Meeting Room; everyone is welcome.
For more information, contact Teresa at 815-756-9568, ext. 2114, oráteresai@dkpl.org.