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Let's Read Savage Beauty!

I'm scheduling this one further out, but I'll send out a reminder in August.

We will be reading Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nany Milford. This was recommended by Juhl, & we're going for it!

Here's what Amazon has to say: Thomas Hardy once said that America had two great attractions: the skyscraper and the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The most famous poet of the Jazz Age, Millay captivated the nation: She smoked in public, took many lovers (men and women, single and married), flouted convention sensationally, and became the embodiment of the New Woman.

Thirty years after her landmark biography of Zelda Fitzgerald, Nancy Milford returns with an iconic portrait of this passionate, fearless woman who obsessed America even as she tormented herself. Chosen by USA Today as one of the top ten books of the year, Savage Beauty is a triumph in the art of biography. Millay was an American original—one of those rare characters, like Sylvia Plath and Ernest Hemingway, whose lives were even more dramatic than their art.

Wow, as rare as Sylvia Plath & Hemingway, now that does sound quite good!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be attending my first meetup with you. Will you be on the patio outside of the cafe or where should I look??

    August 24, 2013

    • Samantha

      Upstairs indoors i think! If i make it I'll prop a copy of the book up for you to see.

      August 24, 2013

    • Kathleen J.

      Dear Liam, I'm going to go early and set up. I'll push tables together upstairs near the windows at the back. I don't have a copy of the book...it is on my kindle. I'll be the curly gray haired woman with a white embroidered Mexican blouse and purple skirt. Look for me or for Samantha with her copy of the book. Best, Juhl

      August 25, 2013

  • Samantha

    I just realized that i have surgery on Friday & definitely can't push tables & chairs together ahead of time. I have asked one person to do this for me; I'll see if she's able. I hope i make it, but if i have to miss this one, talk amongst yourselves!

    August 18, 2013

    • Samantha

      Juhl will be gathering chairs & tables. Thanks! Not sure if I'll make it, but either way, enjoy!

      August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have been going 100 mph and I am wiped!! Hopefully, I can attend the next one! Enjoy!!

    August 24, 2013

  • Nellie

    I just got back into town and now I have a book to read!

    August 20, 2013

  • Tina

    Looking forward to meeting everyone, never would have read this book on my own. It sounds interesting though.

    July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be my first time with you all. Looking forward to it. Looks like a great book too!

    June 22, 2013

  • Linda B.

    too many pages. i'd never get through it! lol

    June 2, 2013

  • Kathleen J.

    It should be fantastic! See you in August. All best, Juhl

    May 5, 2013

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