Hi to all.
First, thanks to everyone who responded to my query about a mid-twentieth century themed meeting. The responses fell short of the 10 I had said would be minimum, but included several from members who have attended past meetings ( kind of an extra credit category) so the meeting is on.
The idea is that everyone will read something that was on the NYT best seller list any time during 1962. At first blush this gives you a ton of books to choose from, but many are out of print, not on Kindle, and pretty thoroughly forgotten. Others have had continued or revived popularity. The idea is to choose something that you think reflects American culture or preoccupations from the time.
One of the members who responded mentioned that Broadway plays which have had lasting cultural impact were playing at the same time, so if you don't have time or inclination for a book, choose from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee (available in several print formats)
The Night of the Iguana by Tennessee Williams, (not be super easy to find in print, but there is a Kindle edition)and Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon, available in assorted print formats.
I will set the meeting on a Sunday afternoon, either November 10 or November 17. If you have a strong wish to come to this meeting and a strong preference between those dates, please let me know ASAP. I can't please everyone, but will try to come as close as possible!
I'll post the meeting info on the website as soon as the date is decided.