A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's gale-force winds. This taut, richly layered, and elegiac novel is a powerful evocation of our contemporary moment - and a moving story of how we got here.

Since this will be a potluck, if you're planning to attend, please let us know what kind of food you plan to bring (side or main dish, salad, bread, dessert, etc.) in your RSVP. I'll send you the address about a week before the meeting. Also, please feel free to bring books you no longer need for a book exchange.

Note: if you sign up and don't get an email with the location and details within the week before, please let me know at [masked]. I don't have your contact information unless you give it to me.

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  • Margo R.

    Great discussion.

    March 18, 2013

  • LAFriend

    The discussion was excellant, as always.

    March 18, 2013

  • Gwen H.

    unable go make it at the last minute - sorry for the late notice - hope to see you next time

    March 17, 2013

    • Elaine

      We'll miss you! Hope to see you next time.

      March 17, 2013

  • Eunice K.

    REALLY not feeling well. After I posted, I realized I hadn't changed to a no.

    March 17, 2013

    • Elaine

      Please feel better, Eunice. Hope to see you next time.

      March 17, 2013

  • Eunice K.

    I too have the beginnings of a bug and after I stayed up late to finish the book :( and wanted to hear the discussion. But we are leaving on vacatin on Wednesday so I really need to not push it. Hope to hear from others about the discusson.

    March 17, 2013

  • Elaine

    I'm hoping to find some lovely soda bread.

    March 17, 2013

    • Joan S.

      I woke up today with a cold so I am not going to attend today's book club meet-up. Joan Sekler

      March 17, 2013

    • Elaine

      I'm so sorry to hear that, Joan! Please get well soon.

      March 17, 2013

  • Joan S.

    I've come down with a cold so I am staying in bed today and can't come to the book club meeting.

    March 17, 2013

  • Karen K.

    Going to the bakery to find something yummy

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring chips

    March 17, 2013

  • Dara H.

    Email notification that I was moved off the waitlist ended up in Spam. That would be great news, however, I have not yet finished the book.

    March 16, 2013

    • Henry

      Hi Dara, Not finishing the book never stopped me from turning up - as long as you don't mind finding out what happens in the end!

      1 · March 16, 2013

    • Elaine

      Thanks, Henry. You took the words right out of my mouth! See you later today.

      March 17, 2013

  • Henry

    Tuna Salad

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • LAFriend

    I'll bring some cookies

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It seems that I won't be able to make this mtg :(. Have a great discussion!!!

    March 16, 2013

    • Elaine

      We'll miss you! Thanks for updating your RSVP.

      March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I won't be able either. Hopefully make it soon!

    March 14, 2013

    • Elaine

      Sorry to hear that, Nina. I'll update your RSVP for you.

      March 14, 2013

  • Sara T.

    Sorry, I can't make it. See you next time.

    March 13, 2013

    • Elaine

      Thanks for letting us know, Sara. Hope to see you next time.

      March 14, 2013

  • Sara T.

    Hi, I'm sorry I won't be able to attend on Sunday. I have out of town guests. Enjoy! Sara

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I'm psyched I got in off the waiting list, but have no time now to read the book. Happy St. Patrick's Day to all who attend. :)

    March 11, 2013

    • Elaine

      I'm so sorry you can't join us. Hope you can make it next time. Thanks for letting us know.

      March 13, 2013

  • Bonnie

    I'll bring a side dish.

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • Silvia

    Sorry! I have to change my RSVP- will not be able to attend...hope to make it next time! Thank you....

    March 6, 2013

    • Elaine

      Thank YOU...for updating your RSVP. We'll miss you!

      March 7, 2013

  • Robert C.

    Sorry, have to change my RSVP. Will see you at the April book group.

    March 5, 2013

    • Elaine

      We'll miss you, Robert. Thanks for updating your RSVP.

      March 5, 2013

  • Geraldine

    Sorry I will not be able to make it and as I see there is a wait list I want someone to have my spot . Looking foreward to next month's selection

    February 25, 2013

    • Elaine

      Thanks so much for letting us know. Hope to see you at the next meeting. I'll update your RSVP for you.

      February 25, 2013

  • Lynn

    Regretably while on waiting list I accepted an invite to theater with friends so must pass on this space opening up

    February 24, 2013

    • Elaine

      So sorry you can't join us this month. Hope to see you soon. Thanks for updating your response - as you can see, it really helps!

      February 25, 2013

  • Elaine C.

    Just me and a veggie

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Chrissy

    Change of plans. Will be in TO all day.

    February 21, 2013

    • Elaine

      We'll miss you, Chrissy. Thanks for changing your RSVP, especially since we have such a long waitlist at this point! Hope to see you next time.

      February 21, 2013

  • Debbie

    Am I part of this group or am I overwhelmed and confused

    February 11, 2013

  • Silvia

    I can bring a dessert

    January 21, 2013

  • Gwen H.

    will bring assorted fresh fruit

    January 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring an appetizer

    January 7, 2013

  • Teresa

    Entree

    January 4, 2013

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