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Manayunk Book Club July Meetup

Maybe the third time's the charm for Pretzel Park! Please do your best anti-rain dance in preparation for this meeting.

No matter what the location, July's book is The Round House by Louise Erdrich, the winner by the slimmest of margins. The book won the National Book Award for fiction.

"One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface because Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe's life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared."

Don't forget the bug spray, lawn chairs, and if you're pasty like me, the sunscreen. Please give me your suggestions for future books you'd like to read.

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  • Judith G.

    25% through it. It's an engaging mystery story. Wouldn't mind if it were longer!

    July 1, 2014

  • Gary

    Is this book longer than the last one? Cause I sure hope it is longer than the last one.

    June 30, 2014

    • Renee

      Wah-wah-waahhh...maybe in August we can read Green Eggs And Ham. :P

      1 · July 1, 2014

  • Renee

    As always, if you are wait-listed, read the book and plan on coming anyway...attrition is inevitable!!

    June 25, 2014

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