October 9, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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RSVP's will open on Thursday, September 25 and close on Sunday, October 5. Ideally, people RSVP-ing will have already read or at least started the book.
October's theme is "2013 Fiction Award Winners". We will be reading the 2013 Man Booker Prize Winner "The Luminaries" by Eleanor Catton.
It is 1866, and young Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: A wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky. Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust, The Luminaries is a brilliantly constructed, fiendishly clever ghost story and a gripping page-turner.