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Booze and Books Monthly Meetup

The theme for April is South America. The specific book is “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It’s quite a short book – 122 pages in my library copy.

Unfortunately, the library doesn’t have many copies. It does have more copies of “Memories of My Melancholy Whores” by the same author, though you might like to check a review before diving into it (Washington Post).

I’m posting the book early, so there’s time for shipping if you buy it online. Fishpond, Book Depository and Amazon have copies of Chronicle of a Death Foretold.

Another author is Isobel Allende. 

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  • Leanne G.

    I had a great time, thank you to everyone for making feel so welcome. I can hardly wait until next month.

    May 1, 2014

  • Bernadette N.

    The meeting was enjoyable as usual. Nice company meeting new people and old friends. I enjoyed the discussion on the book and the exchange of ideas in a relaxed setting with good food and company. Thanks Guy for organising this meeting and the book choice.

    April 30, 2014

  • Vanessa

    Apologies I would have loved to have been there but I couldn't manage it tonight. And I read half of 'The Alchemist' too! Next time.

    April 30, 2014

  • Belinda H.

    Sorry Guy and everyone, I've just come home from work with some sort of horrible tummy bug so I won't making it tonight, :( stupid stomach

    April 30, 2014

  • Jon

    The parental units are in town so have to pull out. I'll see you guys next month.

    April 29, 2014

  • Bernadette N.

    A good point. A friend of mine told me about his death on facebook. I did not make the connection with the title but good pickup.

    April 22, 2014

  • Jon

    Marquez died of pneumonia last week. Not sure if that makes the book choice unintentionally ironic or not.

    April 22, 2014

  • Nicola M.

    Read a lot of South American authors so I hope to contribute on a general basis or just drink Chilean Wine!

    April 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love crosswords...

    April 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does a book in audio count?

    April 4, 2014

  • Anita M.

    Hi all...loving book ... call me dumb but where exactly in sth america is this set....does it say anywhere....also what year.....I assume early 1900s as the mention of model T Ford....

    April 1, 2014

    • Peter S

      Colombia, and later than you might think. By counting back, Nasar's murder occurred in '54. It is based upon an actual killing in 1951.

      1 · April 2, 2014

  • Anita M.

    Yeeees please

    March 26, 2014

  • Bernadette N.

    Thanks for posting early. I have ordered it from the library I will read it quickly and return it so that others can use it in the next 6 weeks. There are 4 copies available.

    March 10, 2014

  • Guy S.

    I've posted the book for April! I posted early, because it might be hard to get hold of. (

    March 10, 2014

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