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December: Mr. Dickens and his Carol @ La Madeleine
For our December event, please bring 1 wrapped book for a white elephant book exchange. The books we bring will be voted on to read at a future meetup. We will also be discussing Mr. Dickens and His Carol: A Novel by Samantha Silva. Charles Dickens is not feeling the Christmas spirit. His newest book is an utter flop, the critics have turned against him, relatives near and far hound him for money. While his wife plans a lavish holiday party for their ever-expanding family and circle of friends, Dickens has visions of the poor house. But when his publishers try to blackmail him into writing a Christmas book to save them all from financial ruin, he refuses. And a serious bout of writer’s block sets in. Frazzled and filled with self-doubt, Dickens seeks solace in his great palace of thinking, the city of London itself. On one of his long night walks, in a once-beloved square, he meets the mysterious Eleanor Lovejoy, who might be just the muse he needs. As Dickens’ deadlines close in, Eleanor propels him on a Scrooge-like journey that tests everything he believes about generosity, friendship, ambition, and love. The story he writes will change Christmas forever.

La Madeleine

4175 Millenia Blvd Orlando FL 32839 · Orlando, FL

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    Do you like to read? Try new restaurants? And meet new people? Then this group is for you. This group is designed for people in their 20s and 30s who want to read the latest great book and meet others with similar interests. We will meet once a month for lunch/brunch somewhere in the Orlando area and discuss that month's book. When those books inevitably become movies, we can plan movie outings, as well. At each meeting, we will vote for a new book and restaurant for the next location.

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