New Meetup: August discussion: Tinkers by Paul Harding

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Sent on: Friday, July 16, 2010 12:25 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Book Lovers Monthly Meetup @ Flyleaf Books!

What: August discussion: Tinkers by Paul Harding

When: Monday, August 16,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919)[masked]

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For our first-ever meeting we will be discussing Tinkers by Paul Harding, 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winner. Like most Pulitzer winners, reactions to whether this book was worthy of such accolades are strong on both the sides of the debate...what are your thoughts? We will find out Monday, August 16th!

Review from Publishers Weekly:
Harding's outstanding debut unfurls the history and final thoughts of a dying grandfather surrounded by his family in his New England home. George Washington Crosby repairs clocks for a living and on his deathbed revisits his turbulent childhood as the oldest son of an epileptic smalltime traveling salesman. The descriptions of the father's epilepsy and the cold halo of chemical electricity that encircled him immediately before he was struck by a full seizure are stunning, and the household's sadness permeates the narrative as George returns to more melancholy scenes. The real star is Harding's language, which dazzles whether he's describing the workings of clocks, sensory images of nature, the many engaging side characters who populate the book, or even a short passage on how to build a bird nest. This is an especially gorgeous example of novelistic craftsmanship.

Read more about the author and the book's success here

We will be meeting at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill for a casual and friendly discussion! Bring your title and author suggestions for future book discussions!

Remember, you can purchase this book at Flyleaf with a 20% discount if you let them know at the counter that it is for the book club.

Happy reading!

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