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Join us as we meet on the third Wednesday of the month at a local restaurant to discuss the book for that month. We get together, talk about books we love, books we don't love and we have a good time with good company.

Selecting the Book

1) Each month a member of the group will volunteer to pick the book for the following month. Sometimes the member will bring a few selections and leave it for the group to decide. Sometimes the member will make the selection on his/her own.

2) The book should be a maximum of 500 pages (give or take).

3) The book should be available in a variety of formats, ideally including ebook and paperback.

If you have any questions or suggestions, they're always welcome. We want to have fun with good books, good food and good friends.

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The Leftovers by Tom Perotta

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From Kirkus Reviews:
The premise of The Leftovers is as simple as it is startling (certainly for the characters involved). Without warning, the Rapture has come to pass, “the biblical prophecy came true, or at least partly true. People disappeared, millions of them at the same time, all over the world.”
Yet the novel’s focus isn’t religious, and it really doesn’t concern itself with what happened or why. Instead, as the title suggests, it deals exclusively with those left behind, how they deal with something few had anticipated and fewer had expected to experience.

Their world has changed irrevocably, yet in some ways it hasn’t really changed all that much. Life goes on, for the living, though the missing leave huge holes in it. Some deny the religious implications, preferring to refer to the more secular “Sudden Departure”; others question why those with deep flaws had been among the elect.

The novel is filled with those who have changed their lives radically or discovered something crucial about themselves, as radical upheaval generates a variety of coping mechanisms. Though the tone is more comic than tragic, it is mainly empathic, never drawing a distinction between “good” and “bad” characters, but recognizing all as merely human—ordinary people dealing with an extraordinary situation.o, it's the odd terror that comes when things go bump in the mind.

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We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

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