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THE BLUE FOX by Sjon

Deborah selected the book for August, and will lead the discussion in her home. Deborah will be providing pizza for all (Thanks Deborah!). It's BYOB!

Book Description:
Set against the stark backdrop of the Icelandic winter, an elusive, enigmatic fox leads a hunter on a transformative quest. At the edge of the hunter’s territory, a naturalist struggles to build a life for his charge, a young woman with Down syndrome whom he had rescued from a shipwreck years before. By the end of Sjón’s slender, spellbinding fable of a novel, none of their lives will be
the same. Winner of the 2005 Nordic Council Literature Prize—the Nordic world’s highest literary honor—The Blue Fox is part mystery, part fairy tale, and the perfect introduction to a mind-bending, world-class literary talent.




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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you all for coming - I had a great time, hope you all did too. thank you to those who brought the yummy desserts and the beautiful salad and dressings. Somehow, Martha I ended up with a windfall of salad dressing- how can I get these to you?! The delicious treats of pesto and pita chips and dip were absolutely great. Loved the discussion - as always - great meeting our new members. I love the diversity of our group and look forward to the fun we have each month. p.s. l must also us on being very tidy - no after party messes/disasters to attend to! (Maybe Jeff and Susan cleared them out before I noticed :) We're a clean group and our mothers would be proud :}}

    1 · August 21, 2013

    • Martha C.

      Deb Keep the salad dressing. Perhaps you can bring it to work and share..Thx so much for opening your home to all of us.. Our group is growing by leaps and bounds!

      August 21, 2013

  • Martha C.

    Great meeting Wonderful location!

    August 21, 2013

  • Joy R.

    Had a great time meeting you all. Can't wait to do it again next month!

    2 · August 20, 2013

  • Jan W.

    I've got a bug of some kind too! I've been debating all day but really don't want to expose anyone if this is a stomach virus. I read the book and am sorry to miss the discussion.

    August 20, 2013

  • Ashley

    I'm so sorry that I won't be able to make it tonight- my babysitter cancelled on me :( Im looking forward to meeting you next month

    August 20, 2013

  • Dottie

    I meant to say I'll bring a little dessert and wine.

    August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking forward to seeing everyone! As the worst club member, I haven't read the book and I'm not bringing anything. What I will contribute is make things less confusing by changing my name. I'm trying to decide between 'Jennifer' or 'Deborah'.

    August 19, 2013

    • Susan

      Yes, come... we need the testosterone!

      August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I vote for JenniDeb or DebiJen. come anyway and we'll give you to low down on the book.

    August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Dottie - Everyone is to bring their own beverage. I'll have some infused water but if anyone wants any other drinks, please bring them. Everything else is covered, but again if you want to bring something, please feel free, but no obligation.

    August 19, 2013

  • Dottie

    I missed the conversations on bringing something. I'll bring a desert and some more vino.

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too bad - we'll miss you for sure! Happy moving :]

    August 17, 2013

  • Mary Frances W.

    I loved the book and have thought a lot about it, would love to join the discussion. My son is moving on that very day and I need to help our. Will really miss the conversation!

    August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Ashley - I think the pizza, salad, dressings, fruit, and a dessert are covered. You should bring whatever you want to drink and if you want to bring something else to share that's great, but entirely up to you - a second dessert may be good.

    August 13, 2013

    • Ashley

      Great- ill bring dessert and wine!

      August 15, 2013

  • Ashley

    What can I bring? I saw you needed salad and dressing- didnt know if anyone signed up for those already

    August 13, 2013

  • Ashley

    Im so excited to read the book and meet you all :)

    August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As we draw near this meeting, I'd like to ask that if anyone decides to not come or is bringing a friend , please update your rsvp, so I have an accurate count for the pizza purchase., chairs etc. Thanks!

    August 12, 2013

  • Jan W.

    I'll bring some fruit to share.

    August 2, 2013

  • Deborah S.

    I'll bring a couple bottles of wine.

    August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope to see you too, Susan

    July 23, 2013

  • Susan

    I just realized you are less than 10 minutes away from me! I hope I can make it. :-)

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yea Helen! - thank you for offering a dessert.

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the offer ary Frances - That could work too and it's not going to be much per person. But I'll make it voluntary only.

    July 18, 2013

    • Mary Frances W.

      Just what I was thinking a bit from each, so off set your expense and help us feel we have contributed. Very gracious of you to hostess.

      2 · July 18, 2013

  • Mary Frances W.

    How about those of us not bringing anything bring money to go toward pizza. You can just leave a bowl at the door or something.

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi iAll - if for some reason someone won't be able to attend because of the location please speak up and we can move it back to Gumbos. I thought it might be fun to kick our shoes off and be able to laugh as loud as we want :] I will have a variety of Pizza [I'll cover this cost] for everyone, and if someone wants to volunteer to bring a big salad and another to bring a couple of salad dressings and everyone bring what ever they want to drink - I think we will be in for great evening. Please let me know who will be bringing what so I know its covered. Thanks
    Plenty of parking - including motorcycles Leslie!

    July 17, 2013

    • Martha C.

      Babs Why don't you let me bring a variety of salad dressings You should not have to bring both salad and dressings I would be very happy to contribute

      July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I like the idea of mystical and mind bending and love the promise of a great literary read! We'll see . . .

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The book I've selected for August is a newer release, THE BLUE FOX by Sjon. I haven't read it yet but it has gotten very good reviews. The story takes place in 1883 Iceland.

    May 19, 2013

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