Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes

Summary: A kind of detective story, relating a cranky amateur scholar's search for the truth about Gustave Flaubert, and the obsession of this detective whose life seems to oddly mirror those of Flaubert's characters.

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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  • Bob

    Tuning in from New York to see how members liked the book I recommended. Whoops! Looks like most didn't. Sorry about that, I loved it about 40 years ago. For penance I'll get it and read it again. Maybe I'll agree with you.
    I'm already scouring vacation rental sites for next winter. If anyone knows of a nice one bedroom withing walking distance of Whole Foods and Trader Joe's on W 3rd and Fairfax, please let me know. Up to $3000, Feb, March and April.
    Thanks, Bob

    May 21, 2013

    • Elaine

      That's OK, Bob, it led to a great discussion and a good time was had by all. Hope you can join us next time.

      May 21, 2013

    • Bob

      I'm glad it wasn't a total bust, Elaine. I won't see you next time, but next year if I find a place.

      May 21, 2013

  • Sara T.

    tedious book to get thru, but at times witty and thought provoking

    May 19, 2013

  • Henry

    Fun discussion

    May 19, 2013

  • ANNA K

    Didn't enjoy the book, but the discussion was great!

    May 19, 2013

  • RUBY

    I plan to bring a green salad. Elaine-would you mind emailing me the address again please? Thanks and see you soon.

    May 19, 2013

    • Elaine

      It's on it's way, Ruby.

      May 19, 2013

  • Jill

    Yes, I emailed you last night that I got it and that I'd be there with a side dish. Looking forward.

    May 19, 2013

  • Jill

    What's the address? I don't think I received it. thanks.

    May 18, 2013

    • Elaine

      It's a private address, so we don't like to post it here. But I sent you a direct message. Please let me know if you don't receive it.

      May 18, 2013

    • Elaine

      Did you get it, Jill?

      May 19, 2013

  • Chrissy

    Sometimes I hate the new/improved meetup not allowing for comments. My apologies for late change--I thought I had done so earlier.

    May 18, 2013

    • Elaine

      NP, Chrissy. Thanks for letting us know.

      May 19, 2013

  • Lynn

    I am almost finished with book which I have greatly enjoyed but realized I am fighting some big and am going to stay home tomorrow. Apologies. Lynn

    May 18, 2013

    • Elaine

      We'll miss you, Lynn!

      May 19, 2013

  • ANNA K

    I'll bring chips & dip.

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Charlotte

    Sorry, cannot attend. Next one!

    May 18, 2013

    • Elaine

      Hope so! Thanks for letting us know.

      May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I don't think I can make this one... I just can't seem to get through the book ...

    May 18, 2013

    • Elaine

      Thanks for letting us know, Tara. See you another time.

      May 18, 2013

  • Karen K.

    Unfortunately, I can't come to meeting as I will be on plane for last minute business trip. And, of course, I really like this book

    May 18, 2013

    • Elaine

      We'll miss you, Karen. Have a good trip!

      May 18, 2013

  • Robert C.

    Will bring a main dish. Don't love or understand the book, but I am sure that someone will explain it to me at the meeting.

    2 · May 14, 2013

  • Margo R.

    Sorry plans changed.

    May 13, 2013

    • Elaine

      We'll miss you, Margo.

      May 14, 2013

  • Henry

    I'm finding the book rather boring so I possibly won't be there - unless I have a resurgence and get it read.

    May 9, 2013

    • Elaine

      I don't know, Henry, we may need you to 'splain it to us. I'm having a little trouble, too, but slogging through. At least it's not very long!

      May 12, 2013

    • Henry

      OK I'll see what I can do!

      1 · May 12, 2013

  • Jill

    I've wanted to come to this group forever, and this book looks entrancing! I'm going to read it with the faith that I'll be there.

    May 12, 2013

  • Elaine C.

    :-( I can not make the May book club, but I will see you soon. Elaine Cole

    May 9, 2013

    • Elaine

      Thanks for letting us know, Elaine.

      May 9, 2013

  • Elena

    I have to admit, I could not find the book, I did not read it. So I have to release my reservation, especially as there's waitlist. So, till next time. Have a good time!

    May 9, 2013

    • Elaine

      We'll miss you, Elena! Thanks for letting us know.

      May 9, 2013

  • Eunice K.

    Will be there in June, but won't make this one. Thanks.

    May 8, 2013

    • Elaine

      Thanks for letting us know. See you in June!

      May 9, 2013

  • Elaine

    Thanks so much to all of you who have updated your RSVPs. We'll miss you at the meeting, but it's great to see the waiting list getting smaller. Much appreciated by all.

    May 8, 2013

  • Elaine

    Have your plans for this date changed? We hope you can still join us, but if not, please be considerate and update your RSVP at right so someone on the waiting list can be moved up to "Attending." Thanks so much!

    May 3, 2013

  • Bonnie

    Sorry, I won't be able to make it, after all. Enjoy, everyone!!

    April 23, 2013

    • Elaine

      We'll miss you, Bonnie! See you next time.

      May 1, 2013

  • Teresa

    Entree

    1 · January 15, 2013

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