|Sent on:||Friday, November 4, 2011 2:55 PM|
Thank you to those who braved a wet and windy night yesterday evening to come to Carr's Pub and discuss Paula McLain's The Paris Wife. I'd also like to apologise again for the mix up over the start time, and for the (unwelcome) piano player who did his utmost to serenade our discussions!
At the end of this email you'll find a list of the books that those who attended yesterday have been reading yesterday. From these, I'll select a few from which we will choose our book for February (poll to follow soon).
A reminder that December's book is Haruki Marukami's Kafka on the Shore. In January, we'll read Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast. In the meantime, don't forget that Jessica is organising 2 fantastic events: next week there is a book exchange where you can swop your unloved, unwanted or finished books for brand, spanking new-to-you books with your fellow bibliophiles. And in December, the Literary Pub Quiz returns for Round 2.
Those who are interested in Jazz Age Paris, as depicted in The Paris Wife, may want to visit an exhibition that's currently being held at the National Galleries of the Grand Palais. The exhibition examines patronage of the artistic community in Paris by the Stein family, in particular Gertrude Stein.
Jonathan Franzen - Freedom
Patti Smith - Just Kids
Ann Patchett - State of Wonder / Bel Canto
Penelope Lively - Moon Tiger
Ildefonso Falcones - Cathedral of the Sea
Georges Perec - La Disparition
DBC Pierre - Lights out in Wonderland
David Nicholls - One Day
Diana Setterfield - The Thirteenth Tale
Hilary Mantel - A Place of Greater Safety
Michel Faber - The Crimson Petal & The White
Sarah Waters - The Little Stranger
Elizabeth Kostova - The Historian
Wally Lamb - I Know This Much Is True
Tariq Ali - Shadows of a Pomegranate Tree
Umberto Eco -Foucault's Pendulum