Our July book, as suggested by Carolyn Jolly, will be Dear Life, Alice Munro's newest collection of short stories.
Look forward to seeing everyone there.
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So, what book are we reading next? I forgot!
0 · July 27, 2013
Great to see you John and Chris! Always a pleasure to hear your thoughts and learn something new. See you next month!
0 · July 24, 2013
Was wondering if we should pick specific stories to concentrate on or if we just want to have a free-flow discussion. Any ideas?
0 · July 22, 2013
I'd like to concentrate on reading the entire book, and figured we would let the conversation stay free-form. I'll do my best to bring along some thematic questions that I got from the whole, in the remote case that we fall silent. But other questions and relevant directions to the discussion will be welcome.
One question I'd like to discuss is: What qualities of Munro's writing are worth emulating?
0 · July 23, 2013
. . .with some specific examples, maybe, like a paragraph we each found amazingly wonderful.
Kris, great question - please be sure to "bring" it with you. I'll try to find some examples of my own.
I would be happy emulating any of them.
I look forward to it. I picked up a copy of the book at Powell's this morning but I remember she published many of them in the New Yorker. She is a lovely writer
0 · July 19, 2013
Enjoying the stories I've read so far. See you soon.
0 · July 14, 2013
Alice Munro is retiring. Good article about her:
0 · July 3, 2013
I will definitely be there since I suggested the book of short stories.
0 · June 26, 2013
It is also available on Kindle for $14, if that helps.
I bought Banks used online (local bookstore didn't have it), and it took over two weeks. Not the best plan if you're going to discuss it in four weeks.
0 · June 21, 2013
I like the Kindle idea.
Group,After posting the book above, realized that it's only in hardcover at the moment - does that represent a hardship to anyone? Just wanted to make sure everyone was aware.
Looking forward to it!
Several recent collections, Vampires in the Lemon Grove, Damage Control by Amber Dermont, Alice Munro's Dear Life.
0 · June 20, 2013
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