Our next pick has switched to Alas, Babylon, by Pat Frank. This is one of the earliest post-apocalyptic novels of the nuclear age (we read Cat's Cradle last year, and Farenheit 451; The Road probably falls at the far end of this, although "utopian/dystopian" fiction has become entirely a genre unto itself over time). The novel is set post-nuclear war in a small community based on Mt. Dora, FL (where I have actually been several times / I know someone who lives there).
I think Lori picked this, but I'm switching to this because Debbie's pick, Blood Will Out, is currently difficult to acquire from libraries, etc. Tentative date, please let me know what you think / if these need to move. Also, how about moving up a half hour to 6:30 in consideration of the warmer/brighter evenings?
If you have alternate place recs (I put in Fleetwood), message me, by, say, 5/5.
As usual, first meetup, spoiler free introduction, try to read about the first half of the book. We'll also pick the Junebook (as opposed to the Junebug).