“Barabbas” by Pär Lagerkvist

Join us for our next meeting…

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 at 3:00PM

At the Salem Senior Center

This month’s selection:

“Barabbas” by Pär Lagerkvist

“‘Its power is the power of a parable, with the same timeless echo.’ — The New York Times

‘As a parable, Barabbas is open to many interpretations. As a picture of a human soul, with or without parable, it is moving and convincing.’ — Time

‘Swift, sparing, limpid, and hauntingly intense.’ — Atlantic Monthly

Written by Nobel Prize winning author Pär Lagerkvist, this novel tells the story of Barabbas, the acquitted; the man whose life was exchanged for that of Jesus of Nazareth.  Barabbas is a man condemned to have no god.  ‘Christos Iesus’ is carved on the disk suspended from his neck, but he cannot affirm his faith.  He cannot pray.  He can only say, ‘I want to believe.'”

Copies are available at the Salem Public Library, just ask a librarian for assistance.

New members are always welcome, please pre-register with the Council on Aging at 978-744-0924, ext. 222.

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