Discussion of the Gate at the Stairs

Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award
Finalist for the Orange Prize for Fiction
Chosen as a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, Kansas City Star, Financial Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Real Simple

Twenty-year-old Tassie Keltjin, the daughter of a gentleman farmer, has come to a university town as a student. When she takes a job as a part-time nanny for a mysterious and glamorous family, she finds herself drawn deeper into their world and forever changed. Told through the eyes of this memorable narrator, A Gate at the Stairs is a piercing novel of race, class, love, and war in America.

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  • Aimee O.

    great discussion. Can't wait for more meetings with you all.

    April 3, 2013

  • Rick A.

    Another wonderful evening --- what fun. Thanks Stephany for putting your special tone and spell on the group.

    April 2, 2013

  • Wendy

    It was nice to meet all of you! I enjoyed the lively discussion and look forward to attending more!

    April 2, 2013

  • James H.

    Thank you, one and all, for another delicious discussion. Your thoughts and insights about literature feed my soul. I left having a much greater understanding and appreciation of Moore's work and a deep sense of gratitude for everyone in attendance.

    April 2, 2013

  • Alicia

    Anothet fantastic book discussion. Well done Stephany!

    April 1, 2013

  • Kathy Q.

    My daughter and grandsons are visiting. What are we reading next?

    April 1, 2013

  • Rick A.

    Carolyn, so sorry you are not coming this week. I always love your thoughts, insights and humor.

    April 1, 2013

  • Carolyn G.

    Very disappointed to miss this discussion, but I have to pick up my son at the airport.

    March 31, 2013

  • Barbara C.

    Much to my regret I will be working late Monday and will not be able to attend

    March 31, 2013

  • Chantelle

    Working

    March 31, 2013

  • S R

    I am really liking this book, but I'm going to a concert on Monday.

    March 29, 2013

  • Rick A.

    Aimee, so glad you like. That is one very funny lady.

    March 22, 2013

  • Aimee O.

    I am loving this so far. Great choice.

    March 22, 2013

  • Rick A.

    Stephany, What a great choice. My reading buddies and I have been celebrating/reveling in Ms Moore's hilarious book. That is one funny lady with a fantastic ear.

    February 8, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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