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by Lore Segal

In the Austrian Alps before Hitler's annexation, an observant ten-year-old is on a day's hike with her father. Based on the true events of author Lore Segal's experiences, "Dandelion" was initially written in her twenties while in the Dominican Republic, only to be completed recently by Segal at ninety. Published in the March 25, 2019 edition of the New Yorker, one can also listen to the author read "Dandelion" online.

Fast Fridays is the latest addition to the Book Club series and will cover quick reads of hot contemporary topics in diverse forms such as short stories, journal articles, and news articles.

Fast Fridays meets on the first Friday of the month (excluding holidays). All MI members are welcome to drop in to these meetings.

Fast Fridays Book Group Meetings

Members only; Free
4th Floor Board Room
Myles Cooper - 415-857-6721

Future Book Group Meetings

World Literature

Jul 17 - 6:30pm

by Jose Saramago

Fast Fridays

Aug 2 - 12:00pm

"The Tomb of Wrestling"
by Jo Ann Beard

World Literature

Aug 7 - 6:30pm

by Jose Saramago

Brown Bag Mystery Readers

Aug 12 - 12:00pm

39 Steps
by John Buchan

World Literature
book cover

Aug 21 - 6:30pm

The Summer Book
by Tove Jannson

World Literature
book cover

Sep 4 - 6:30pm

Too Loud a Solitude
by Bohumil Hrabal