Rambler Readers Book Club September/October Meeting

Location:  Marcia will be hosting at our favorite little french bistro.

About the Book Club:

If you can commit to reading one good book about every 5-6 weeks, attend the regular meetings and take turns hosting the monthly Rambler Readers Book club meeting, we welcome you to join the book club.

This months book:  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

About Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 

Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn. On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet? With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

RSVP Guidelines for the Book Club. If you RSVP “yes,” please be sure to attend. If you are later unable to attend, please change your RSVP to “no” so the hostess knows how many will be attending. We will organize a waiting list if the group becomes full. If there’s a cancellation, the spot will go to the first member on the waiting list. If you attend the book club meeting, you will automatically be put in next month's book club unless you let me know otherwise. If you miss two or more, you will have to RSVP again to attend.

Book Suggestions for Future Meetings:

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life Author Cheryl Strayed (Mary)
Sister by Rosamund Lupton (2011)

Assembling California by John McPhee (Monica)
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett (Barb)

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (Julia)

Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer

Lost on Planet China: One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation by . Maarten Troost

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant (Margaret)

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman (Lori)

Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert

Follow the River

The Diary of Carolina Maria de Jesus

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  • Marianne

    Meeting to discuss it.

    October 3

  • Heather

    Hi, have you already read gone girl and are meeting to discuss it, or are you just starting the book? Thanks

    October 3

  • Dawn

    Great book choice. Not quite finished but can't put it down. Sorry I can't make the meeting but look forward to seeing some of you on Saturday. I found the book at Costco for $8.99.

    September 30

  • Marianne

    Does anyone have a copy of Gone Girl for me to borrow?

    September 13

  • Barb H.

    :-( Will miss you.

    September 8

  • Monica

    Heh guys! I really wanted to make this one because the location is perfect! I will be away at this time. :-(

    September 8

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