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Remember all those great books that were forced down our throats in High School? Do you remember them with fond memories? No, of course not. We were all too young with other priorities to fully appreciate them. This is a book group that aims to remedy that by revisiting all the great classics. Books like The Great Gatsby, Moby Dick, Crime and Punishment, Wuthering Heights, and many many more. This is not high school, there will be no tests or forced questions, just book lovers and casual discussion. -Brad (group founder)

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"Tropic of Cancer" by Henry Miller

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Henry Miller’s famously banned book is “a matter-of-fact celebration of chucking one’s dreary life and following your heart to Paris” (Richard Price.) Now hailed as a classic, Tropic of Cancer was banned as obscene in the U.S. for 27 years after its first publication in Paris in 1934. Only a historic court ruling that changed American censorship standards, ushering in a new era of freedom and frankness in modern literature, permitted the publication of this first volume of Miller’s famed mixture of memoir and fiction. This book chronicles the bawdy adventures of a young expatriate writer, his friends, and the characters they meet in Paris in the 1930s. Tropic of Cancer is now considered, as Norman Mailer said, “one of the ten or twenty great novels of our century.” *Credit to Amazon for this summary

Content Warning: Language, Sexuality

You can buy this book in paperback, Audible or Kindle form here - https://www.amazon.com/Tropic-Cancer-Henry-Miller-ebook/dp/B0088Q9Y3C/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=tropic+of+cancer&qid=1632792059&sr=8-3

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"The Land" by Mildred D. Taylor

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Let's read "The Land" by Mildred D. Taylor! This book, which was published in 2001, has a 4.17 rating on Goodreads and has 375 pages. The son of a prosperous landowner and a former slave, Paul-Edward Logan is unlike any other boy he knows. His white father acknowledged him and raised him openly—something unusual in post-Civil War Georgia. But as he grows into a man in the 1880s, he learns that life for someone like him is not easy. After experiencing betrayal within his own family, he leaves home at the age of 14 to achieve the only dream he has ever had: to own land every bit as good as his father's.

This book won the 2002 Coretta Scott King Author Award and the 2002 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.

You can buy this book in Kindle, audiobook, and paperback here - https://www.amazon.com/The-Land-Mildred-D-Taylor-audiobook/dp/B0000U7N1Y/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1ERRVKL1X8IV0&dchild=1&keywords=the+land+by+mildred+taylor&qid=1635208371&qsid=142-9424500-8840721&sprefix=the+land+by+mildred+taylor%2Caps%2C94&sr=8-1&sres=1101997567%2CB01LP4G3L4%2CB00SCUZK2I%2CB00SCUK6GI%2CB00FWBP2WI%2CB07T1V3H44%2C1101997540%2CB088HHBNTR%2C0142500755%2CB00B1FGA7K%2C0140386424%2C0140389636%2C0140384510%2C0141308176%2C3407809603%2C1425889875&srpt=ABIS_BOOK

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