Dec 15, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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Bring Food to Share!
This month will be a "Holiday Get Together" as well, so bring festive snacks!
In addition to the Book Discussion below and food, we will also conduct an informal book swap - bring X books, take X books!
In keeping with the holidays, we will also have a collection box for paperback books to stock "lending library" bookshelves at St Louis homeless shelters. Magazines are also welcome!
About the December book selection:
It was hand-selected as an interesting short-read by the November discussion attendees:
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.
Hardcover, 150 pages
Man Booker Prize (2011)
Costa Book Award Nominee for Novel (2011)
European Literature Prize (2012)
New group funding policy: Each monthly meetup has an expense of $12, so we will divide that evenly among those attending each month, so please rsvp responsibly and come with a few bucks to be safe! Thank you for being such an awesome group!