November 22, 1963: Kennedy, Lewis & Huxley

It’s hard to forget that this year is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But did you know that two great thinkers and authors died on the exact same day? C.S. Lewis is perhaps best known as the author of the Chronicles of Narnia, but he was a prolific writer and apologist for the Christian faith, and perhaps is the most influential Christian writer of the 20th century. His other writings include Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters. Aldous Huxley is best known for his novel Brave New World, which is considered to be one of the most important books of the 20th century. Any lover of dystopian fiction will want to add this book to their must-read list. Huxley was also a prominent philosopher, essayist, and poet. You’ll find books & movies by and about these authors at your local branch or in our eBook collection at

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Written by Jan


Jan loves books and libraries, and usually visits the local library whenever she travels to a new city. She also loves her Kindle & iPad, and always has something good to read checked out from

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