This is a group for anyone who has ever read a work of fiction that is set in a certain place, time, or context and consequently wanted to know more about the real life "backstory". The main idea for this group is to alternate fiction reading with some light non-fiction "background" reading. Example: read Rachael Kushner's |Telex from Cuba| and then Aviva Chomsky's |A History of the Cuban Revolution| (or vice-versa) for some context. This would be a group for people interested in reading substantive books, preferably ones that tend to explore larger social issues (contemporary or classic). Lastly, it's for people who like to jovially discuss these things over a drink or two (or none, if that's your preference). We're open to suggestions from prospective participants on when and where to meet here in Arlington/Northern Virginia.

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