The Ann Arbor Classics Book Group meets monthly on Sundays at 3pm at Nicola's Books in the Westgate Shopping Center on Ann Arbor's West Side to discuss selections from Boxall's "1001 books you must read before you die." (The ground floor of the UofM Michigan Union, our location for the last couple years, will be used as a backup if for some reason Nicola's is not available.)
Group members vote online for monthly selections. There are dues of $1.00 for each meetup attended (to help cover the monthly meetup.com fee).
Occasionally, we will have an after discussion dinner.
This group is largely driven by its members, so make sure to voice your opinions on the group message board. Don't forget, the full list of 1001 books can be found under our group files in excel format. Download it and see how many you have read! A list of past selections and a guide to which books are available in audio-format and how to obtain them can also be found under group files.
Greetings, fellow book enthusiasts!
January 17 · 3:30 PM
Thousand Cranes by Kawabata,Yasunari (Japan,1952)
TIME CHANGE: 3:30PM
Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata’s Thousand Cranes is a luminous story of desire, regret, and the almost sensual nostalgia that binds the living... Learn more
Nov 15, 2015 · 2:00 PM
The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen
Again, there is a conflict with events at the bookstore. November discussion will be at 2pm, and we have to vacate by 4pm.
This will be the last meetup for 2015. The... Learn more
Oct 18, 2015 · 3:00 PM
Late Lunch at The Quarter Bistro after October discussion
Socialize and eat after discussing The Brothers Karamazov.
The Quarter Bistro is just off the same parking lot as Nicola's Books.
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Oct 18, 2015 · 1:00 PM
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME: 1pm-2:30pm at Nicola's
The Brothers Karamazov is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dostoyevsky spent nearly two years... Learn more
Sep 13, 2015 · 3:00 PM
The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy
The Death of Ivan Ilyich ... tells the story of the final months of one man: an ordinary, reasonably prosperous, and successful middle-aged Russian judge. An apparently... Learn more