Novel Lovers of Sonoma County, CA (formerly Novel Lovers of Sebastopol) is a book discussion group where we talk in depth about contemporary literary fiction. Yes, we really discuss the book for two hours! We assume that you’ve read the book and are eager to talk about it. We’re friendly and welcoming – not stodgy at all -- but we do take our book discussions seriously!

We read contemporary novels, often those that have received critical acclaim and/or won literary awards. We try to schedule a few books ahead so you can get the book and plan your time. 

Please RSVP “yes” when you know for sure that you’ll be there, and please change your RSVP if your plans change. Don’t RSVP “yes” if you mean “maybe,” and please don’t be a no-show. We need an accurate count so that our host can set up enough chairs and I can bring badges with the right names.

Bring a snack to share if it's convenient, and a dollar or two towards the organizer dues. We look forward to talking books with you!

Questions? Email Joan Price, organizer.

 

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    Ann E. Ann E. commented on Ruby by Cynthia Bond
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    Ann E.

    "WOW, Peter, such kindness and great service! Hope to see you at the meeting."

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    Christine O. Christine O. replied to Book recommendations­ for future meetings (latest of 3)
    2 days ago
    Christine O.

    "Dear Friends, I'd like to second a book suggestion Crystal had last October, The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan, 2014 Booker Prize. It's about the building of the trans-Asian railway by Allied prisoners of the Japanese...."

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    Peter A. Peter A. commented on Ruby by Cynthia Bond
    4 days ago
    Peter A.

    "Monday morn am - in the box"

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    Ann E. Ann E. commented on Ruby by Cynthia Bond
    4 days ago
    Ann E.

    "Thank you Peter. I accept the offer to mail it. 9274 Ferguson Ct., Sebastopol,­ Ca. 95472. I am moving up on the wait list, so hope to see you at the meeting. Otherwise, I will get the book back to you some other way. Thanks again. Ann"

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    Ann E. Ann E. commented on Ruby by Cynthia Bond
    4 days ago
    Ann E.

    "What great observation­s, Peter. I am wondering if anyone would be able to lend me their copy of the book for a short time (I read fast), as I am afraid that the library copy will not come to me in time. If so, please call me at[masked]-­5623...."

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    Jeanne Deabenderfer G.

    "I had All the Light... on order from Amazon and then they sent me a note saying it was no longer available in paperback. They DO charge $34.99 for paperback. Also I enjoyed the Curious Incident... and have tickets to seem the B'way play in Sept."

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    Peter A. Peter A. replied to Book recommendations­ for future meetings (latest of 3)
    5 days ago
    Peter A.

    "I read the Rosie Project a few months ago. In my opinion, it's too lightweight for a discussion group. Far better were "Silver Linings" and/or "The Curious Incident" A pleasant summer read."

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    Peter A. Peter A. commented on Ruby by Cynthia Bond
    5 days ago
    Peter A.

    "I’ve captured three stylistical­ly brilliant passages:  The scene which unfolds in Chapter 4 with the town’s men gathered around a pit fire is a steal from Henry V’s night before Agincourt..­.."

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    Melanie (. Melanie (. commented on Ruby by Cynthia Bond
    6 days ago
    Melanie (.

    "I just finished reading it, I was glued to it and did some late nights, but it was dark. I have moved to a lighter book, the Rosie Project."

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    trish trish commented on Ruby by Cynthia Bond
    April 29
    trish

    "Me too, Cheryl! I'm listening to it on audio and the narrator is fantastic!"

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