Sept 2013 - The Sense of an Ending

  • September 25, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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Hey Hipsters and Bibliophiles,

by popular demand and vote...

Our September 2013 book will be will be

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes


Winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize

One of The Atlantic's Best Books I Read This Year

A novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single setting, The Sense of an Ending has the psychological and emotional depth and sophistication of Henry James at his best, and is a stunning new chapter in Julian Barnes's oeuvre.

This intense novel follows Tony Webster, a middle-aged man, as he contends with a past he never thought much about—until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance: one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. Tony thought he left this all behind as he built a life for himself, and his career has provided him with a secure retirement and an amicable relationship with his ex-wife and daughter, who now has a family of her own. But when he is presented with a mysterious legacy, he is forced to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world.

 


The Sense of an Ending is available on Amazon.com, however, I encourage you all to support your local independent book store or library:

City Paper's List of Independent Bookstores
Google Map/Listing of Independent Bookstores in Philly

PLEASE ONLY RSVP IF YOU INTEND TO SHOW UP, more than 3 no shows in a row will result in a temporary ban from RSVP-ing until you can assure me you will actually attend.  We are having far too many people RSVP and then not showup and people changing their RSVP at the last possible minute preventing other members from being able to attend.

You will notice that that if you RSVP "Yes," you'll be charged to attend. This is to help me cover my costs as Organizer and reduce the number of no-shows we have at meetings. Please keep in mind I'm only giving refunds if the meeting is canceled or rescheduled, not if you change your mind about attending.

Thinking about coming when the Meetup is FULL? Read/click here.


Happy Reading!

Michelle

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  • Todd

    I enjoyed the discussion with a great host and an affable and insightful group of people.

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Michelle

    Great group with a large range of feelings about the book, which always makes for an awesome discussion.

    2 · September 26, 2013

  • Aparna

    I see my position is second on the waitlist. I enjoyed the book immensely, should I still come or is that not encouraged?

    September 6, 2013

    • Michelle

      Plan on coming, read the book. But it is not encouraged to just show up. Please check back in the next couple of weeks and people will surely drop out. Also, there is talk of a secondary meeting for this one.

      September 6, 2013

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