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Book cover of The Passion
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 6:30pm
by Jeanette Winterson
Members Only; Free
Book cover of The Man Who Liked to Look at Himself
Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 12:00pm
by K.C. Constantine
Members Only; Free
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Book Group Meetings, Proust - In Search of Lost Time
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 5:30pm
with Dr. Mark Calkins
Members $70, Public $100
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/proust-seminar-registration-47831246546
Book cover for The Sea
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 6:30pm
by John Banville
Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

The Passion

by Jeanette Winterson

Henri works in Napoleon Bonaparte’s kitchen posted in Russia during a miserable winter where disease infiltrates soldiers of the camp. Villanelle is Venetian who dresses as a man at night to gamble in casinos of Venice. The two meet in a story that the Sunday Times called “As moving and funny as it is skilful, and reflects the author’s formidable appetite for life.”

Members Only; Free
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Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Man Who Liked to Look at Himself

by K.C. Constantine

Mario Balzic and Lt. Harry Minyon of the state police are hunting pheasant at the Rocksburg Rod and Gun Club when, after Minyon's dog bites Balzic, the dog uncovers a piece of human bone that shows signs of having been hacked apart.

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Book Group Meetings - Proust - In Search of Lost Time
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Proust Seminar at M.I.

with Dr. Mark Calkins

Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (also known in English as Remembrance of Things Past) is a monumental, seven-volume novel that Edmund White calls, "the most respected novel of the twentieth century." Whether you've been too intimidated to begin the novel, already wrestled with Proust's dense prose, or know the joys of savoring his work, you'll find something of value in reading it with an expert guide.

Members $70
Public $100

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

The Sea

by John Banville

After the death of his wife Anna, retired art historian Max Morden is returns to the Irish seaside town where he spent summer holidays as a child. Max faces memories of Anna’s final days, the Grace family, and events of his childhood.

Members Only; Free
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