The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

  • May 2, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Our next book will be The Marriage Plot by Jeffery Eugenides.

Here is the brief outline of the book:

The new novel from the bestselling author of Middlesex and The Virgin Suicides.

Brown University, 1982. Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English student and incurable romantic, is writing her thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot – authors of the great marriage plots. As Madeleine studies the age-old motivations of the human heart, real life, in the form of two very different men, intervenes.

Leonard Bankhead, brilliant scientist and charismatic loner, attracts Madeleine with an intensity that she seems powerless to resist. Meanwhile her old friend Mitchell Grammaticus, a theology student searching for some kind of truth in life, is certain of at least one thing – that he and Madeleine are destined to be together.

But as all three leave college, they will have to figure out how they want their own marriage plot to end.

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  • Elle

    I'd love to break the spell and get to my first book club meetup. So here's a cheeky question: am I required to have read this book to attend?

    (Actually, I wish I'd read the book and could participate more in the discussion - especially as I'm a Brown alum who's drawn to the books that Madeleine has on her shelf).

    May 1, 2013

    • Liz S.

      Of course still come along! We often branch into other areas of conversation, and it would be great to have your input.

      May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Everyone, Was hoping to make my first book club but unfortunately can't make it anymore tomorrow night. Hope it's a good one. Kate

    May 1, 2013

  • Mary

    Sorry I've been asked to work late tomorrow so won't be able to make it now

    May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry can't make it now because of work (darn) but hope you have a terrific evening!

    May 1, 2013

  • Malcolm

    Slight change of plans! I've booked a new venue, since we had problems with the Fulham Mitre last month. As the location says, we'll be trying Lost + Co in Putney. It's right next to East Putney tube station, so it should be easily accessible for everyone!

    April 28, 2013

  • Lucia

    Didn't get time to read the book. Pls tell me what the nx book is soonest.

    April 24, 2013

  • Ingrid

    Is the venue the Fulham Mitre again - noticed that it still says Masala Zone when voting on the next book

    April 21, 2013

  • Malcolm

    Don't forget we have a poll on the website for the next book after the Marriage Plot!

    You can access it via the menu at the top of the website. It's under "more->polls".

    April 20, 2013

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