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book club Events

Upcoming Book Club Events

    • 10/12/2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Location is provided upon registration.

    Our hosts for this month are Adrienne McClelland and Nancy Carlyle.
    Our book is
    "Klara and the Sun: A Novel," by Kazuo Ishiguro.

    This is the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend for young people with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her. 

    This is a look at the world (set in the near future) through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator, and explores the fundamental question: what does it mean to love? Ishiguro is a Nobel laureate and author of “The Remains of the Day,” among other bestsellers.

    • 11/09/2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Location is provided upon registration.

    Our host for this month is Cathy Goocher.  
    Our book is "The Tender Bar: A Memoir," by J. R. Moehringer.

    J.R. Moehringer grew up captivated by a voice. It was the voice of his father, a New York City disc jockey who vanished before J.R. spoke his first word. Sitting on the stoop, pressing an ear to the radio, J.R. would strain to hear in that plummy baritone the secrets of masculinity and identity. Though J.R.'s mother was his world, he craved something more, something faintly and hauntingly audible only in The Voice.

    At eight years old, suddenly unable to find The Voice on the radio, he turned in desperation to the bar on the corner, where he found a rousing chorus of new voices. The alphas along the bar—including J.R.'s Uncle Charlie, a Humphrey Bogart look-alike; Colt, a Yogi Bear sound-alike; and Joey D, a softhearted brawler—took J.R. to the beach, to ballgames, and ultimately into their circle. They provided a kind of fathering-by-committee. Torn between the stirring example of his mother and the lurid romance of the bar, J.R. tried to forge a self somewhere in the center. But when it was time for him to leave home, the bar became an increasingly seductive sanctuary, a place to return and regroup during his picaresque journeys. Time and again the bar offered shelter from failure, rejection, heartbreak—and eventually from reality.

    • 12/14/2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Location is provided upon registration.

    This is the Book Club's annual holiday party. Our host is Chris Benson.

    We gather together to share the joy of the season. There is no book selected.

    For our holiday gift exchange we each bring a small gift, or perhaps a re-gift, a thrift store treasure or something funny. (It's not an exchange of generic items worth a certain amount.)

    Place the gift in a brown paper grocery bag and staple or tape it shut so it's surprise to whomever chooses it. We each take a number and pick a bag in turn or take someone else's gift if we like it better! It's alway great fun!

    You are invited to bring an appetizer or holiday treat and/or a bottle of wine to share.

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