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February Book Club - Fevre Dream by George RR Martin

Stop by Park Road Books at 7pm on February 11th to discuss Fevre Dream by George RR Martin (who will be attending this year's ConCarolinas)!

Abner Marsh, a struggling riverboat captain, suspects that something's amiss when he is approached by a wealthy aristocrat with a lucrative offer. The hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York doesn't care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marsh's dilapidated fleet; nor does he care that he won't earn back his investment in a decade. York's reasons for traversing the powerful Mississippi are to be none of Marsh's concern--no matter how bizarre, arbitrary, or capricious York's actions may prove. Not until the maiden voyage of "Fevre Dream "does Marsh realize that he has joined a mission both more sinister, and perhaps more noble, than his most fantastic nightmare--and humankind's most impossible dream.

(You can always pick up the book at Park Road Books for 20% off this month, but we welcome any version during the book club, paper or electronic.)

As usual, we will go down to Sir Edmund Halley's restaurant (in the same shopping center) for more informal conversation (& food & drinks) after the book club. Everyone is welcome!

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  • Scott K.

    I stopped by there before checking email - thanks for helping me find the Septimus Heap books :) .... Are we going to make this up Monday?

    1 · February 13, 2014

  • kate s

    some day i will actually make it too a meeting..lol

    February 12, 2014

  • Frankie Efrain Sanabria I.

    Soon I drove all the way down here to stare at the sad face of the closed bookstore. I guess Tom and I will have to make snowmen in the parking lot.

    February 11, 2014

  • Rachel

    SNOW COUNTRY FOR COLD MEN

    So, as Christa predicted, we are closing the bookstore early tonight at 6pm, which means book club will have to be rescheduled. There's not a lot of options for bookstore time, but I think we may be able to meet in the store next Monday - let me confirm this, & I'll make a new event with the day/time.

    1 · February 11, 2014

  • Lisa

    Notice by 5:30pm if possible. Thanks!

    1 · February 11, 2014

  • Rachel

    OKAY WEATHER UPDATES

    I'm hoping the weather should be fine tomorrow evening for book club (though I know the forecast is changing every time I check), but if we do have to close the store, I want to make sure I get the word out before people make their way toward the bookstore. By what time would people like to know whether the bookclub is happening? I'll post to this group to let everyone know.

    (As far as rescheduling goes, if we need to we'll have to play around with the bookstore schedule and my schedule to figure out a time we can meet when I'm not working.)

    February 10, 2014

    • Dan

      For me, anything before 6:00 would be enough warning.

      February 10, 2014

  • Christa B.

    Weather forecast shows the potential for a really bad snowstorm tomorrow. If the bookstore has to close by book club time, will we reschedule?

    1 · February 10, 2014

    • Rachel

      Tentatively yes, we will reschedule if necessary. We're playing around with the schedule to see if we can find an evening where both the bookstore space is available and I am not scheduled to be working.

      Hopefully the weather cooperates and doesn't get bad until late in the night!

      February 10, 2014

  • cherie

    What if you aren't familiar with this book? Can we still attend and not feel like a wet blanket?

    February 9, 2014

    • Frankie Efrain Sanabria I.

      Of course! I went to the first one without knowing anything about the book but conversation topics are kept broad enough that anyone could chime in.

      February 10, 2014

    • Rachel

      Hi! you are definitely welcome to join us - we will be discussing the book, but hopefully you can chime in. We also go down to Ed's after and talk about all geeky things; you are welcome to join for that as well!

      February 10, 2014

  • Frankie Efrain Sanabria I.

    If anyone wants a bit more perspective on the river towns and operations of the steam boat industry in this book you can check out this thesis, I know it helped me understand a bit more of what's going on (and it's got MAPS!): http://anthropology.tamu.edu/papers/Kane-MA2001.pdf

    2 · February 4, 2014

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