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Let's discuss Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body
• What we'll do Hi All, Our book for February is Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant, 320 pgs. We'll meet in the private room at Ettore's. Please be sure to support the staff and restaurant by ordering something. I look forward to seeing you there! Kind regards, Kathy • What to bring • Important to know

Ettore's European Bakery & Cafe

2376 Fair Oaks Boulevard · Sacramento

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This is a group for those who enjoy a good book coupled with a calming cup of tea. Books will run the gamut of literary novels, award winners, fun popular reads, as well as nonfiction. We usually meet on the last Sunday of the month at 3 PM (occasionally on Saturday) to discuss our book over a beverage and/or a bite to eat. (We each support the hosting establishment and staff with a nominal purchase.) At the end of the year, members nominate and select the upcoming year's books, three or more are nonfiction. (An annual $5 donation is appreciated to go toward the annual meet up registration costs. Donations can be given in person, rather than electronically.)

Due to meetup costs, this club is limited to 50 members to keep within the small group plan. Please review the books and dates below to see if you'll want to participate on a fairly regular basis before joining. Inactive members are removed to make room for new members. Due to often having a wait list for our meetups, "no shows" will be grounds for removal from the club. As a courtesy, RSVPs should be updated as soon as one knows their plans have changed. This is a fun and engaging group where many members attend regularly. We welcome new participants!

Members selected the following books for 2018:

Sun, Jan 28th The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, 487 pgs

Sun, Feb 25th Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant, 320 pgs

Sun, Mar 25th Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier, 448 pgs

Sun, Apr 29th Fiction Ruined My Family by Jeanne Darst, 320 pgs

Sun, May 20th Orphan Train by Christina Bake Kline, 278 pgs

Sun, Jun 24th The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, 245 pgs

Sun, Jul 29th Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors by Carl Sagan, 528 pgs

Sun, Aug 26th A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace, 368 pgs

Sun, Sep 30th Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken, 416 pgs

Sun, Oct 28th The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See, 384 pgs

Sun, Nov 18th When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalinithi, 256 pgs

Sun, Dec 17th Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin, 192 pgs

Members selected the following books for 2017:

Sun, Jan 29 Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote, 127 pages

Sun, Feb 26 Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande, 304 pgs

Sun, Mar 26 Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde, 362 pgs

Sun, Apr 30 Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, 455 pgs

Sun, May 21 Wright Brothers by David McCollough, 336 pgs

Sat, June 24. The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis, 304 pgs

Sun, July 30 Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit and Sexy by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, 330 pgs

Sun, Aug 27 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Bachman, 337 pgs

Sun, Sep 24 The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis, 368 pgs

Sun, Oct 29 Small Great Things: A Novel by Jodi Picoult, 480 pgs

Sun, Nov 26 Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari, 464 pgs

Sun, Dec 17 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, 480 pgs

Members selected the following books for 2016:

We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson (160 pages) - Sat, Feb 27th

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine - Michael Lewis (291 pages) - Sun, April 3rd

Avenue of Mysteries - John Irving (480 pages) - Sat, April 30th

The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty (464 pages) - Sun, May 20th

Somewhere in Time - Richard Matheson (320 pages) - Sun, June 26th

The Fall – Albert Camus (147 pages) - Sun, July 24th

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind - William Kamkwamba (320 pages) - Sat, Aug 27th

Becoming Jane Austen - Jon Spence (312 pages) - Sun, Sep 25th

Modern Romance – Aziz Ansari (288 pages) - Sun, Oct 30th

The Secret Chord - Geraldine Brooks (320 pages) - Sun, Nov 27th

The Japanese Lover - Isabel Allende (336 pages) - Sun, Dec 18th

Members selected the following books for 2015:

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts (944 p) - Sat, Jan 31

The Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara (216 p) - Sat, Feb 28

The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James (336 p) - Sun, Mar 29

Alone: The Classic Polar Adventure by Admiral Richard E. Byrd (310 p) - Sun, Apr 26

The Gulag Archipelago By Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn (528 p) - Sun, May 31

The Moon is Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein (384 p) - Sun, June 28

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (290 p) - Sun, Jul 26

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (416 p) - Sun, Aug 30

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (72 p) - Sat, Sep 26

Dante’s Divine Comedy (798 p) (I have John Ciardi translation) - 798 Sun, Nov 1

A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby (368 p) - Sun, Nov 29

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (381 p) - Sun, Dec 27

Members selected the following books for 2014:

January - Americanah

March - Don Quixote

April - The Goldfinch

May - The Orphan Master's Son

June- The Luminaries

July - Outliers: The Story of Success

August - Of Human Bondage

September - Life After Life

October - The End of Your Life Book Club

November - Bluebeard

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