On a rocky patch of Italian coastline circa 1962, a daydreaming young innkeeper has an almost-love affair with a beautiful American starlet. She draws him into her glittering world, from the lavish set of Cleopatra to the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to the back lots of contemporary Hollywood, and both begin to cling to an improbable dream.
Love good wine, reading books, & discussing ideas with other friendly people? Then come join us at our monthly discussions while enjoying wine at House Red!
The goal is to have fun discussing & sharing our thoughts & ideas on the literature we've read over glasses of wine. The group was started in 2012 with a small group that met at a wine bar. We're growing now & would like to welcome new members. I've noticed many groups are women only; we aren't gender restrictive, but you must be over 21 yrs. as we meet in a wine bar.
Past selections we've read are "Bloodstains", "The Devil in the White City" (had to after the 1st selection), The Goldfinch, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Sin in the Second City, & many more. Jeff Mudgett, the author of Bloodstains, met us at the wine bar & is now a good friend of the group. We hope to be able to tie in future author meetings with our book discussions as discourse with the author over good wine adds another enjoyable dimension. Note: You won't find "Chick-Lit", trashy novels, or romances in this group.
For members who are active in the group, we also chat in our Facebook group. If interested, please ask me for the FB address when you've been to a discussion.