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Dive Bar Book Club OC Meetup


Welcome to the Dive Bar Book Club OC!!! We're a fun group, so if you like to have a couple of cocktails in a great little place, and talk about a great read, join us!!

On the second Tuesday of each month, we'll meet in a different place in the general area of HB, NB, Irvine, Costa Mesa or Tustin. Dive bar, or upscale bar, we'll mix it up each month.

Join us - the goal is to laugh, have a great, interesting discussion on a bestseller book, and enjoy our libations while we're doing it!! If you like contemporary fiction and can handle your liquor, we want to meet you!!


From Publishers WeeklyStarred Review. Bestseller Gruber (Forgery of Venus) explores America's political involvement in South Asia and the bloody religious and ethnic fanaticism associated with the region in his superb seventh novel. Sonia Laghari, a Pakistani-American writer and psychologist, sets up a conference on peace in Kashmir, the most terrorist-infested place on earth, only to have her and her small group of pacifists abducted and held captive by terrorists, who may or may not be manufacturing nuclear weapons. All but doomed to a public beheading, Sonia uses her familiarity with Islamic doctrine as well as her knowledge of Jungian psychology in an attempt to enlighten her deeply conflicted captors. Though the numerous bombshells at the end may strain credulity, the brilliant character development and labyrinthine plot line, not to mention the absorbing history of modern jihadism and the U.S. war on terrorism, make this a provocative thriller that readers won't soon forget. (May) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.



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  • Aileen

    Wow! This meeting was definitely a good way! Someone needs to call the cook at Centerfield Sports Bar & Grill, the October venue and tell him not to show up. Makes for an interesting meeting. Had a really fun time.

    1 · September 12, 2013

  • Bill V.

    Great meetup. It was certainly a lively discussion and a nice variety of opinions. Great job Michelle.

    September 11, 2013

  • Bill M.

    Always great! I look forward to seeing you all again in November.

    September 11, 2013

  • Ava

    I just had a work assignment come up so I can't make it - ill b there next time!

    September 9, 2013

  • Buffy Z.

    I need one more class to finish up my paralegal certificate, guess which night I'm in school?! Boo! Maybe I'll play hooky one Tuesday and join y'all!

    September 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really want to come to one of the meetings, but again this month I'm going to miss out. Hope to be there in October !

    September 9, 2013

  • Pat A.

    Saw this on the news today and thought those of you who read the book would be interested.....


    Strayed's half-sister checked Wild out of the public library because she thought it looked like an interesting travel book. She was about halfway through the first chapter when she realized that she and the author shared the same father.

    The 'Wild' Story Of Cheryl Strayed And Her Long-Lost Half-Sister

    September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait

    September 3, 2013

  • Jackie L.

    out of town

    1 · August 17, 2013

  • Bill M.

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · August 16, 2013

  • Beverly

    Sorry to have to change my rsvp but gonna be busy in the next few weeks to be able to finish reading this book.

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Giselle

    working late

    1 · August 13, 2013

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