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Manayunk Book Club June Meetup

Our streak of classic books continues. We'll be time traveling back to the days of flappers and those famous parties thrown by the notorious Jay Gatsby. Yes, folks, our book for June is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

"A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... And one fine morning--" Gatsby's rise to glory and eventual fall from grace becomes a kind of cautionary tale about the American Dream."

We're trying again for the park, so chairs and bug spray are highly recommended!

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  • Jeff

    We will try for the park. It's dry an the sun is out. Should it rain, we can run into McGillicuddy's. live a little and try

    June 25, 2013

  • Jeff

    Outside for now. Will update as time comes. Kildare's will be our planned back-up

    June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    im hearing thunder... are we thinking inside?

    June 25, 2013

  • jay

    May be running late

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Renee

    Sorry, guys...busy week with work and getting ready for guests this weekend, and I didn't finish the book, either!

    June 25, 2013

  • Jeff

    Hey all. Danielle can't make it so I will be hosting this meeting. Will send out details Tuesday morning.

    June 24, 2013

  • Jamie

    Completely forgot I signed up for this, didn't read the book and also, pregnant lady + heat wave = no bueno :(

    June 24, 2013

  • Lin K.

    I didn't get to finish the book due to my summer classes workload. Enjoy!

    June 21, 2013

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