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The Shew Tree
by Liza Ward

Gretel's father is a bookish vice-principle, and her mother bedridden. When Karl, a farm boy, enters Gretel's gaze, he demonstrates the altruism her father lacks. Liza Ward's "The Shew Tree," first published in ZYZZYVA, was selected for the O. Henry Prize Award, recognizing it as one of the best short stories of 2019.

Fast Fridays is the latest addition to the Book Group series celebrating short reads. Join fellow members in a discussion of "The Shew Tree."

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

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Aug 12 - 7:00pm

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