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20th Century Classic - March

UPDATE: Our votes are always close and this month was no exception.  The winner of the March poll was The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton. 

Please join us in March for our CBL's 20th century classic literary choice.  This year our goal was to opt for a modern-ish classic that is, perhaps, a lesser known title and will hopefully be a first time read that we can share together versus a revisit to a vaguely familiar assigned reading from our academic past.  However, it's just fine if it's a re-read for you.   I also felt that all 3 options would offer some great discussion topics, and lastly, none of the 3 options are 600 page snores. 

The poll is up, please click the more tab, then polls, and vote for your choice.  Mr. K's,, or the library are great options for these great classic reads, but I believe all 3 are available on kindle also. 

Looking forward to seeing you soon!


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  • Diane G.

    Enjoyable discussion as always. Glad to be part of the group.

    March 27, 2014

  • Laurie S.

    Always a great discussion!

    March 27, 2014

  • Alice M.

    This book was wonderful as was the discussion

    March 27, 2014

  • Gail

    Great discussion. Great group. Glad to see Melissa back.

    1 · March 27, 2014

  • Yesim

    Can't make it tonight either :( see you all in April :)

    March 26, 2014

  • Linda

    I can't make tonight because something came up and now I don't have a sitter. Next time.

    March 26, 2014

  • Laurie S.

    These all looked like good reads. Two were free on Kindle and the other was $2.99. Treat yourself!

    February 18, 2014

    • Melissa R.

      Thanks, Laurie! I downloaded them as well, then ended up finding a copy of our winner at a flea market for $1.00 also, so I splurged. AND, 'The Custom of the Country' is supposed to be Edith Wharton's greatest work, (according to the experts, of course). I'm halfway through so far, so good. I'm sooooooo hoping I can make it.

      March 18, 2014

    • Laurie S.

      I hope so, too. And wasn't Undine's name just about the right amount of "ugly" for her. Yikes!

      March 25, 2014

  • Laurie S.

    Fun Fact - "Edith Newbold Jones was born into such wealth and privilege that her family inspired the phrase "keeping up with the Joneses."
    See you tomorrow!

    2 · March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, joined up too late to make this.

    March 24, 2014

  • Doug Snyder C.

    Out of state this week. Wish I could be there. Have a great time and discussion.

    March 22, 2014

  • Jan

    I have a Wednesday night conflict or I would be there!

    March 21, 2014

  • Lauren W.

    I joined in the middle of the month so I'm not going to start the book for March, but I'm really excited for April!

    1 · March 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have just joined the club, therefore have not had time to read the book. But I hope to come to the next meeting.

    1 · March 10, 2014

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