April Book Club Meeting

For April's meeting we will discuss..

The Dinner by Herman Koch

It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse -- the banality of work, the triviality of the holidays. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened.
Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.
Tautly written, incredibly gripping, and told by an unforgettable narrator, The Dinner promises to be the topic of countless dinner party debates. Skewering everything from parenting values to pretentious menus to political convictions, this novel reveals the dark side of genteel society and asks what each of us would do in the face of unimaginable tragedy.

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  • Chrissy

    Hey guys, I had a meeting come up that I can't get out of in time. Sad to miss this meeting tonight. Have a fabulous time!

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like I won't be able to get the book on time, so I'll need to skip this meeting. I hope to make the next one! :)

    March 27, 2013

  • Eric

    sorry I'm traveling -- have fun discussing it!

    March 26, 2013

  • Becca

    I'm hoping to be there but it is entirely dependent upon the length of an afternoon meeting I have in Santa Clara. I'll try!

    March 25, 2013

  • arf

    Sounds like a cool read!

    March 23, 2013

  • Becca

    Sorry to have missed March's meeting. Something came up last minute. Looking forward to seeing you all in a month!

    March 8, 2013

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