September Book Club Meeting

"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” - Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast.

Our September book is A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway. Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. It is his classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, filled with irreverent portraits of other expatriate luminaries such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein; tender memories of his first wife, Hadley; and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft. It is a literary feast, brilliantly evoking the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the youthful spirit, unbridled creativity, and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized.

This will be a fun book for many of us because in September 2013 we read "The Paris Wife" which covered the life of Ernest Hemingway and his first Wife Hadley Richardson which was during this same time period so it will be interesting to get Hemingway's perspective.

“Never to go on trips with anyone you do not love.” - Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast.

Since our discussion is held at the Nordstrom Market Cafe, I plan on enjoying dinner during our discussion. Eating or drinking is optional but I certainly plan on enjoying something to eat and drink during our discussion. The Nordstrom Market Cafe is located on the second floor of Norstroms in the Columbia Mall.

Book Availability at the Howard Count Public Library

A Moveable Feast is available for checkout at the Howard County Public Library. The Howard County Public Library has:

(7) Copies of the book.

(8) Copies as a book on CD.

(7) Copies as a Playaway digital audio book.

Howard County Library Central Branch

10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy

Columbia, MD 21044


Branch Hours

Mon. - Thurs. 10 am - 9 pm

Fri. - Sat. 10 am - 6 pm

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  • Linda

    I enjoyed the discussion on Thursday. Iliad hearing everyone's perspectives on the book. I'm looking forward to the next discussion. Linda M

    4 · September 20

  • Maxine F.

    Always enjoy the discussions. I like the location of our meetings, the food is always good and the group members are worth my trip to Columbia! !

    5 · September 20

  • Pauline P.

    Great conversation!

    September 19

  • Pauline P.

    Great conversation!

    1 · September 19

  • Pauline

    What book will we be reading next Wayne?

    September 18

  • Jackie

    I think I was a little too rough with my critique of A Moveable Feast. I am glad I read it. Maybe it's the kind of book that has to simmer in my head a bit. It was a wonderful chat. Thank you all.

    2 · September 18

    • Kara B.

      It was lovely getting to meet everyone and have such a lively discussion!

      4 · September 18

    • Wayne M.

      Thanks everyone for another fun discussion.

      3 · September 18

  • Pauline

    Something came up and I won't be able to make it tonight. :(

    September 18

  • Wayne M.

    Hi everyone. I'm looking forward to our book discussion. Here is a question to think about before we meet. Let's discuss this at our meeting.

    Given his later renown and personal excesses (alcoholism, braggadocio and bluster, womanizing, meanness), what do you make of this young Hemingway? How would you describe him? Is he a likable? Admirable?

    2 · September 17

  • Maxine F.

    I haven't started reading the book yet, plan to start this weekend. If anyone is interested in seeing the movie "This is Where I Leave You", it starts in the theatres September 19th, and Thursday evening, October 2nd is the target date for all of us to see this movie in Columbia Mall theatres (I will check to make sure it's playing there!). Let's discuss at the September 18th meeting. I can't wait to see it!

    1 · September 10

  • Nicole H.

    Just wondering. Does Hemingway start using symbolism half way through the book or should I be reading this at face value?

    1 · September 8

  • Pauline

    I love, love, love those quotes from Ernest Hemmingway's, "A Moveable Feast"!!!

    1 · September 1

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