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April Meetup- We Need to Talk About Kevin, by Lionel Shriver

We Need to Talk About Kevin is a 2003 novel by Lionel Shriver, published by Serpent's Tail, about a fictional school massacre. It is written from the perspective of the killer's mother, Eva Khatchadourian, and documents her attempt to come to terms with her son Kevin and the murders he committed. Although told in the first person as a series of letters from Eva to her husband, the novel's structure also strongly resembles that of a thriller. The novel, Shriver's seventh, won the 2005 Orange Prize, a U.K.-based prize for female authors of any country writing in English. In 2011 the novel was adapted into a film.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello wonderful, interesting book-clubbers! Just a heads up - I'm hosting a discussion of "I Am Malala" on May 4th - I hadn't realized people had actually signed up until just now (I'd better start reading)! I'll post a venue soon - all are welcome: http://www.meetup.com/B-more-Womens-Book-and-Social-Group/events/175374812/

    April 28, 2014

  • Kameaka G.

    Great meeting and great company as usual. Looking forward to May.

    April 27, 2014

  • patti j.

    Guys so sorry I can't make it tonight. Have fun!

    April 27, 2014

  • Heather

    I'm out, too. Didn't even come close to finishing this one and am not going to make it back to Baltimore in time.

    April 27, 2014

  • Thembi

    Sorry Patti, I read the book but flew in from GA this morning at 5a, I'm stuck at the airport, and need to shop for new living accommodations and prep for an interview tomorrow when I do reach home!

    April 27, 2014

  • Roy

    Had to back out of this meeting. Between work and planning a wedding. I've been way too busy to read. Hope to see everyone next time!

    April 25, 2014

  • Kameaka G.

    I agree with Alex. The first 200 pages were a bit tough, but Interesting enough to keep me motivated. I'm reading the last 65 pages now. Looking forward to Sunday's meeting.

    April 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it - thanks for organizing, Patti! I'm loving this book, btw - way more interesting/insightful than I expected.

    April 22, 2014

  • Kameaka G.

    Patti, Hi,
    I invited a friend of mine to this month's meeting. I believe I RSVP'd +1 but I want to be sure it was okay. She's been reading the book along with me. She wanted to read and come to a meeting then make her decision about joining after this meeting. Will this be okay?

    April 13, 2014

    • patti j.

      Yep, that's fine! See you both soon

      April 14, 2014

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