April Meetup (Silver Spring) If On A Winter's Night A Traveler

Our book for April 2013 in Silver Spring is If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino, his 1979 novel translated from the Italian into English by William Weaver.

The book begins with a chapter on the art and nature of reading, and is subsequently divided into twenty-two passages. The odd-numbered passages and the final passage are narrated in the second person. They concern events purportedly happening to the novel's reader; they are about the reader reading Italo Calvino's novel, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler.

This novel is not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambiance, and author. Together they form a labyrinth of literatures, known and unknown, alive and extinct, through which the readers pursue both the story lines that intrigue them and one another.

Proof of Heaven

Eben Alexander

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  • bonnie n.

    This is a group of dedicated readers who share splendid insights!

    April 18, 2013

  • Donna

    I accidentally got my dates confused and thought this was next week. Unfortunately, I might not be able to come tonight, as a result, but I have enjoyed the book.

    April 18, 2013

  • Stephanie S.

    Friend moving to California, today is the day to say goodbye. :(

    April 18, 2013

  • Kate E.

    ugh! I have a work thing! I hate to miss it though I have to admit I'm having trouble with the book. :-(

    April 12, 2013

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