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The Catcher in the Rye
Fiction You Wish You Had Read, Book Group Meetings
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 12:00pm
by J. D. Salinger
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A Better Angel book cover
Literature in Brief - Short Stories, Book Group Meetings
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 5:30pm
by Chris Adrian
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Brown Bag Mystery Readers, Book Group Meetings
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 12:00pm
by Raymond Chandler
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Things Fall Apart book cover
Literature in Brief - Short Stories, Book Group Meetings
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:00pm
by Chinua Achebe
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The Dog of the Marriage book cover
Literature in Brief - Short Stories, Book Group Meetings
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 5:30pm
by Amy Hempel
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Forgotten Classics, Book Group Meetings
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 6:00pm
by Marcel Proust
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Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway
Brown Bag Mystery Readers, Book Group Meetings
Monday, December 08, 2014 - 12:00pm
by Sara Gran
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Fiction You Wish You Had Read, Book Group Meetings
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 12:00pm
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This is How You Lose Her book cover
Literature in Brief - Short Stories, Book Group Meetings
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 5:30pm
by Junot Díaz
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Book Group Meetings - Fiction You Wish You Had Read
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 12:00pm

The Catcher in the Rye

by J. D. Salinger

Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, Holden Caulfield leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it.

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Book Group Meetings - Literature in Brief - Short Stories
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 5:30pm

A Better Angel

by Chris Adrian

The stories in A Better Angel describe the terrain of human suffering — illness, regret, mourning, sympathy — in the most unusual of ways, from an author heralded for his wit and inventiveness.

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Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 12:00pm

The Lady in the Lake

by Raymond Chandler

A couple of missing wives—one a rich man's and one a poor man's—become the objects of (Philip) Marlowe's investigation. One of them may have gotten a Mexican divorce and married a gigolo and the other may be dead. Marlowe's not sure he cares about either one, but he's not paid to care.

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Book Group Meetings - Fiction You Wish You Had Read
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:00pm

Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

Achebe's first novel portrays the collision of African and European cultures in people's lives. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought about by British colonial rule. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo's downfall results from his own character as well as from external forces.

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Book Group Meetings - Literature in Brief - Short Stories
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 5:30pm

The Dog of the Marriage

by Amy Hempel

The Dog of the Marriage, Amy Hempel's fourth collection, is about sexual obsession, relationships gone awry, and the unsatisfied longings of everyday life.

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Book Group Meetings - Forgotten Classics
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 6:00pm

Remembrance of Things Past (Modern Library Edition)

by Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust is generally considered the greatest French novelist of the twentieth century. His reputation, which derives almost exclusively from the importance of his multivolume novel Remembrance of Things Past, is that of a dazzling stylist, analytical thinker, and social observer. His novel is founded on his powers of meticulous recollection and his ability to shape those memories into a compelling—some might even say exhausting—account of one man's search for his past.

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Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, December 08, 2014 - 12:00pm

Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway

by Sara Gran

When Claire DeWitt's ex-boyfriend Paul Casablancas, a musician, is found dead in his Mission District house, Claire is on the case. Paul's wife and the police are sure Paul was killed for his valuable collection of vintage guitars. But Claire, the best detective in the world, has other ideas.

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Book Group Meetings - Fiction You Wish You Had Read
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 12:00pm

Potpourri of Favorites

Our annual Potpourri of Favorites meeting is our members’ chance to share their favorite fiction titles from the previous year. Bring one or two of your favorite fiction books and be prepared to give a short synopsis of what makes the book a favorite of yours!

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Book Group Meetings - Literature in Brief - Short Stories
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 5:30pm

This Is How You Lose Her

by Junot Díaz

A Pulitzer Prize winner turns his prodigious talent to the haunting, impossible power of love. Hilarious and devastating, raucous and tender, these stories lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weaknesses of our all-too-human hearts.

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