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Calling all book lovers! Come and join us to discuss the chosen (English language) book, in a friendly and relaxed environment. We give a month's notice for the next book and meetup schedule, hopefully enough time for you to get your copy of the book and dig in!

Upcoming events (2)

"Call Me By Your Name" by Andre Aciman

Arte Hotel

Note: the book club meet preceding this one is on 22nd January (Milkman by Anna Burns) • What we'll do Finish reading the book beforehand (not a must, but highly recommended unless you don't mind spoilers!), then join us in person and share your insights over a meal and/or drink(s) at the ground floor restaurant of Arte Hotel in Sukhumvit Soi 19 close to Terminal 21 Mall. Approximately 256 pages. Available at Kinokuniya Bookstore (Paragon or Central World, or Emquartier) for 353 baht. As a kindle ebook on amazon.com it costs $9.99 US dollars. Alternatively, you may go for the audiobook version on audible.com. Synopsis The book tells the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, at first each feigns indifference. But during the restless summer weeks that follow, unrelenting buried currents of obsession and fear, fascination and desire, intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them. What grows from the depths of their spirits is a romance of scarcely six weeks' duration and an experience that marks them for a lifetime. For what the two discover on the Riviera and during a sultry evening in Rome is the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. The psychological maneuvers that accompany attraction have seldom been more shrewdly captured than in this frank, unsentimental, heartrending elegy to human passion. Note: After reading the book*, you may wish to view the movie online (*or even BEFORE reading the book, as the author himself suggested in a recent interview!) https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ezyu3 • Important to know No entrance fee, no membership fees. Use of hotel restaurant facilities are free so please feel free to order a meal and/or a drink or two.

"An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones

Arte Hotel

Note: the book club meet preceding this one is on 19th February (Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman) • What we'll do Finish reading the book beforehand (not a must, but highly recommended unless you don't mind spoilers!), then join us in person and share your insights over a meal and/or drink(s) at the ground floor restaurant of Arte Hotel in Sukhumvit Soi 19 close to Terminal 21 Mall. Approximately 346 pages. Available at Kinokuniya Bookstore (Paragon or Central World, but not at Emquartier) for 516 baht. As a kindle ebook on amazon.com it costs $4.99 US dollars. Alternatively, you may go for the audiobook version on audible.com. Synopsis Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together. This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward—with hope and pain—into the future. • Important to know No entrance fee, no membership fees. Use of hotel restaurant facilities are free so please feel free to order a meal and/or a drink or two.

Past events (57)

"Milkman" by Anna Burns

Arte Hotel

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