CH/Durham Book Club - Jaimee's Choice

The book: Lazurus is Dead, by Richard Beard

The short of it: Do not get caught up in the religious implications this title has. This meta fiction (both history and fact) focuses on the life and death (and life again) of Lazurus, a child hood friend of Jesus. Thats about as churchy as it gets. The story combines historical fact, medical investigation and fiction to fill in the gaps to create a year in the life of Lazurus as he goes through some seriously hard times. So try it out, join us for some discussion (both those who enjoy and those who dont- we want all sorts!)

added bonus: this meet up will be a voting meet up for june and july.
The themes are (drum roll please...)

I've made some edits to the themes based on conversations from tonight's meeting.

June: Short Stories (Wikipedia defines short stories as "brief work of literature, usually written in narrative prose. Emerging from earlier oral storytelling..." They usually come in a collection of works)

July: Guilty Pleasures (this was previously the june theme, it covers alot of genres like crime fiction, book to be made into a movie, action adventure/sci fi, etc.)

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  • jaimee

    I am so extatic (spl?) about how awesome tuesday night went at City Beverage. Everyone had so much to say and so much to add. I left that night having a much deeper understanding of the book. Thanks to everyone who came. I know Beth was as excited as I was. We both had a blast and are looking forward to many more. Please bring your ideas for books, for meeting locations and for anything out side the box. We look forward to it!

    3 · May 30, 2013

  • Lavina

    Very interesting book, and engaging conversation.

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • Christine G.

    Great energy. I look forward to seeing the direction this group continues to take.

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • jaimee

    And of note...this is a voting meeting for the june and july's books. Bring in your suggestions, even if you werent able to read lazurus is dead, you are welcome to come vote. We can even start the meeting with voting, if people prefer. june: short story collections
    july: "guilty pleasures"

    May 28, 2013

  • Beth L

    We'll see those of you who can make it tonight! Just a reminder, we're meeting at City Beverage in Durham at 7:30 to discuss Lazarus is Dead by Richard Beard. Hope you can make it!!

    May 28, 2013

  • Caroline

    I am really a maybe. I may have to get together with my classmates to do a group project for school.

    May 27, 2013

  • Brian

    Looks like I won't make it after all. Good book, though.

    May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    not available this week but will participate next time

    May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am new ! I would like to attend ! I have not read this book but will join in for the rest!

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be out of town. Hope to make the next meeting.

    May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    City Beverage located off of Hope Valley Road in Durham may be a possibility--not sure if it is quiet enough but there is a back room :-)

    1 · May 5, 2013

    • jaimee

      This is a great suggestion. We have used their back room in the past and I am sure they let us it again.

      May 6, 2013

  • jaimee

    im so excited to see our rsvp list grow!! our last meet up was in carrboro. Does anyone know any good Durham locations that can accomodate a big group?? post your suggestions so beth and i can start scouting them out!

    May 1, 2013

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