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Thank-you, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
From Goodreads: The odds are stacked against Chuffy when he falls head over heels for American heiress Pauline Stoker. Who better to help him win her over but Jeeves, the perfect gentleman's gentleman. But when Bertie, Pauline's ex-fiance finds himself caught up in the fray, much to his consternation, even Jeeves struggles to get Chuffy his fairy-tale ending.

Galway Arms

2442 N Clark Street · Chicago, IL

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If you would like to read those books that you feel you ought to have read but have never gotten around to, then this is the group for you. Book selections are chosen from all editions of "1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die," edited by Peter Boxall. That means a master list of nearly 1300 books that is a mixture of classics and influential works across many genres, from the 1600s-2000s.

We try to have two meetings per month, typically every other Sunday. The group includes old members, new members and visitors. If you want to try us out, we typically see at least one new person each time, so this is definitely not a closed group and we are in the habit of welcoming new voices.

What can you expect? We vary our format occasionally, but most often we go around the room once and give people space to express their thoughts without too much interruption. And, then we break into open conversation, digging deeper into themes and the work itself. Those book clubs where everyone comes and has a glass of red wine and no one has read the book? Yeah, that's not us. We love to read and think and converse about what we've read. Come often enough and you'll get to choose a book in the coming year to host!

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