Book, Movie Club focuses on upstate fiction

HAMILTON — The Colgate Bookstore and Hamilton Theater announce the spring season of the Hamilton Book & Movie Club, beginning Thursday at 5:30 p.m. with the theme "Upstate New York." For more information about this season’s selections or to join the club, visit

The selected books/movies for the Spring season are:

April 26 ­ Nobody’s Fool ­ Novel by Richard Russo; 1994 film starring Paul Newman and Bruce Willis.

Sully has been doing the wrong thing triumphantly for 50 years. Divorced from his own wife and carrying on with another man’s, saddled with a bum knee and friends who make enemies redundant, Sully now has a new problem to cope with: a long-estranged son in danger of following in his father’s footsteps.

May 31 ­ Ironweed ­ Novel by William Kennedy; 1987 film starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep.

Francis Phelan, ex-big-leaguer, part-time gravedigger, full-time bum with the gift of gab, is back in town. He left Albany 22 years earlier. Now he’s on his way back to the wife and home he abandoned, haunted at every corner by the ghosts of his violent life.

June 28 ­ The Last of the Mohicans ­ Novel by James Fenimore Cooper; 1992 film starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

This classic tale is the story of frontier scout Hawkeye/Natty Bumppo and his friendship with a Mohican warrior Chingachgook. The two risk their lives to escort a pair of sisters through the dangerous and hostile wilderness of what is now the Mohawk Valley.

The Book & Movie Club offers two subscription plans. Full Members will receive their own copy of all three books for the season, free admission to the screening of all three films, and dinner during the three after-movie discussions, for a one-time fee of $51/season. Basic Members receive free admission to the film screenings, and dinner during the after-movie discussion, for a one-time fee of $27/season.

To join the club, visit or call the Bookstore at 228-7480.