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. As a courtesy to the wait list, our host, and me, please change your RSVP if you can't attend, even at the last minute.
Each time I announce a book, the RSVP list fills quickly, and we often have large wait lists. Almost everyone does get in (people's plans change, emergencies and illnesses happen, etc.), so if you're on the wait list, read the book. If you get in, even as late as the day of the meeting, you'll be ready.
Bring a snack to share if it's convenient, and a couple of dollars towards the organizer dues.
We look forward to talking books with you!
Questions? Email Joan Price, organizer.
Do you enjoy reading and discussing contemporary fiction?
November 15 · 2:00 PM
How To Be Both by Ali Smith
How To Be Both by Ali Smith received many positive reviews from critics, was shortlisted for Man Booker, and was listed on "best books of 2014" lists.
It's a novel in... Learn more
October 25 · 2:00 PM
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
Some of our members raved about Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner, others said they had been meaning to read it, and the 7/26 attendees unanimously voted to schedule... Learn more
September 27 · 2:00 PM
Euphoria by Lily King
Euphoria by Lily King. Loosely based on a period of the life of Margaret Mead (but with a name change and lots of other changes), it's a novel about 3 anthropologists in... Learn more
August 30 · 2:00 PM
In The Fall by Jeffrey Lent
In The Fall (Amazon link) by Jeffrey Lent: "The immediacy of the past, the tensions of race, the crushing weight of guilt and the searing intensity of forbidden love... Learn more
July 26 · 2:00 PM
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The Red Tent : "Skillfully interweaving biblical tales with events and characters of her own invention, Diamant's sweeping first novel re-creates the life of Dinah,... Learn more