gone-accentsThe Literary Lions Book Club is sponsored by the Missouri Southern Alumni Association and Spiva Library.

The book selected for discussion this semester is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.  One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, the book has been called a masterpiece by the New York Times.  It explores a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong.  The Chicago Tribune proclaimed, “Flynn’s work draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.”  Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.

Flynn was born in Kansas City to two community-college professors.  Her mother taught reading, her father, film.  Thus, she spent an inordinate amount of her youth nosing through books and watching movies.

The moderator is Wendy McGrane, Spiva Library Director.

* Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. — Introduction and background of the novel.

* Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. — Group discussion.

* Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. – Group discussion.

Meetings will be held in MSSU’s Spiva Library near the University Java Coffee shop.  the cost is a $25 donation or $15 if you are a member of Friends of the Spiva Library.  If you would like to participate or have additional questions, contact the MSSU Alumni office at (417) 625-9355.