We meet in various downtown coffeeshops, breweries, and bookstores to discuss some great literature! We’ll get together roughly once a month to discuss some great books, including the classics, award winners, and translated works.
Let's meet and discuss Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor. Shortlisted for the Booker prize, Hurricane Season is the English-language debut of one of the most thrilling and accomplished young Mexican writers. Like Roberto Bolano’s 2666 or Faulkner’s greatest novels, Hurricane Season takes place in a world filled with mythology and violence―real violence, the kind that seeps into the soil, poisoning everything around: it’s a world that becomes more terrifying and more terrifyingly real the deeper you explore it.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has been watching the new Hemingway documentary by Ken Burns on PBS and felt that it's high time to read some Hemingway again. So let's meet and discuss The Sun Also Rises this summer, his very first and much beloved novel.
Let's meet and discuss Gabriel García Márquez's landmark novel that tells the multi-generational story of the Buendía family, whose patriarch, José Arcadio Buendía, founded the (fictitious) town of Macondo. The novel is often cited as one of the supreme achievements in literature.