Joining PBS Books and libraries around the country, the Third Thursday Book Club has chosen to discusses a work of Ernest Hemingway. TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT is the featured book for our club. Please call the Library if you would like to borrow a copy. The discussion will most likely either be via Zoom or outside the Library (TBD.) Email jarden@HampsteadLibrary.org if you have any questions about the book club.
To Have and Have Not is the dramatic story of Harry Morgan, an honest man who is forced into running contraband between Cuba and Key West as a means of keeping his crumbling family financially afloat. His adventures lead him into the world of the wealthy and dissipated yachtsmen who throng the region, and involve him in a strange and unlikely love affair.
Harshly realistic, yet with one of the most subtle and moving relationships in the Hemingway oeuvre, To Have and Have Not is literary high adventure at its finest.