Literary enthusiasts Kathy Kehoe and Karen Silk will lead two book discussions, “Connecting with E.M. Forster,” in the coming weeks at Gunn Memorial Library in Washington.

The discussions scheduled on Forster’s two best-known novels are “Howard’s End” (1910) May 23 at 4:30 p.m. and “A Passage to India” (1924) June 13 at 4:30 p.m.

The two books are quite different in theme and setting, but have an important aspect in common. Both novels take place in a strictly divided society and deal with the insularity of separate communities and their inability to reach beyond their own environment and experience.

Forster strongly believed in the importance of personal relationships and in living a life in which spiritual, physical and emotional aspects are all in harmony by establishing connections with others despite boundaries of gender, class, or petty grievance.

Copies of the books will be available at the circulation desk prior to the discussions at the Wykeham Road library.

For more information and registration, call 860-868-7586.