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July 7th is our next club meeting

  • Jul 7, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Our next book:

The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

The meeting will be led by Alison Dangidang

Julie Orringer’s astonishing first novel, eagerly awaited since the publication of her heralded best-selling short-story collection, How to Breathe Underwater (“fiercely beautiful”—The New York Times; “unbelievably good”—Monica Ali), is a grand love story set against the backdrop of Budapest and Paris, an epic tale of three brothers whose lives are ravaged by war, and the chronicle of one family’s struggle against the forces that threaten to annihilate it.

Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, a Hungarian-Jewish architecture student, arrives from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he has promised to deliver to C. Morgenstern on the rue de Sévigné. As he falls into a complicated relationship with the letter’s recipient, he becomes privy to a secret history that will alter the course of his own life. Meanwhile, as his elder brother takes up medical studies in Modena and their younger brother leaves school for the stage, Europe’s unfolding tragedy sends each of their lives into terrifying uncertainty. At the end of Andras’s second summer in Paris, all of Europe erupts in a cataclysm of war.

From the small Hungarian town of Konyár to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the lonely chill of Andras’s room on the rue des Écoles to the deep and enduring connection he discovers on the rue de Sévigné, from the despair of Carpathian winter to an unimaginable life in forced labor camps and beyond, The Invisible Bridge tells the story of a love tested by disaster, of brothers whose bonds cannot be broken, of a family shattered and remade in history’s darkest hour, and of the dangerous power of art in a time of war.

Expertly crafted, magnificently written, emotionally haunting, and impossible to put down, The Invisible Bridge resoundingly confirms Julie Orringer’s place as one of today’s most vital and commanding young literary talents.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    How was this meeting?? I'm struggling to get interested in the book and have given up around page 75....

    July 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I loved it too. It has sparked a new interest in historical fiction for me. We did mention at the meeting that it could very well have been two books so just think of it as instant sequel gratification.

      1 · July 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll need to go back to it after I read August's book

      July 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm having an extremely hard time borrowing the book for August, The Husband's Secret, from the library. I'm hoping B&N has it.

    July 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I had to buy it too... But it's cheaper to buy online through b&n or amazon...it's on sale online but not in the store

      July 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry was not able to make it.

    July 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    seems like i will be unable to make it today. (T.T)
    you guys have fun!!

    July 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So, I was going to try to make it to the July meeting, but my hubby decided we are going to do something for our anniversary... I'll see you all in August!

    June 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to make the July club meeting but I'm looking fotward to attending the August club meeting.

    June 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys! I booked a place with room for up to 14. I hope this place is okay, I've never been. Let me know there are any conflicts/concerns!

    June 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The book isn't available at the library until June 23.... Oy, I hope I can't read it fast enough!

    June 6, 2014

  • Cathy H.

    So far I am liking it

    June 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh my.....sorry guys this book is 700+ pgs! I swear I didn't know that when I suggested it!!!! Happy reading......

    June 5, 2014

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