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October's book is "A Flag for Sunrise," Pulitzer Prize Nominee for 1982 by Robert Stone. Possessed of astonishing dramatic, emotional, and philosophical resonance, A Flag for Sunrise is a novel in the grand tradition about Americans drawn into the maelstrom of a small Central American country on the brink of revolution. This is the story of four very different people: • Holliwell is a cynical anthropologist who is drafted by a pair of CIA agents to come with them to the Tecan. • Pablo Tabor is an AWOL, drug-addled Coast Guardsman who joins up with a group of gun runners who are heading to Tecan. • Sister Justin is a beautiful young nun who works in a mission on the Caribbean coast of Tecan. She questions not only her faith, but her reasons for staying in a country where she is not wanted; she is drawn towards the growing revolution in Tecan. • Father Eagan is an elderly priest who works in the mission with Sister Justin. Robert Stone has written a story that is at times brilliant and mystical. He beautifully portrays the lives of four people suffering from the disillusionment and drift. Join us - the goal is to laugh, have a great, interesting discussion on a bestseller book, and enjoy our libations while we're doing it!! If you like contemporary fiction and can handle your liquor, we want to meet you!!
November's read is in the horror genre -- Stephen King's new short story collection "If It Bleeds." A collection of four uniquely wonderful long stories, including a stand-alone sequel to The Outsider. News people have a saying: 'If it bleeds, it leads'. And a bomb at Albert Macready Middle School is guaranteed to lead any bulletin. Holly Gibney of the Finders Keepers detective agency is working on the case of a missing dog - and on her own need to be more assertive - when she sees the footage on TV. But when she tunes in again, to the late-night report, she realizes there is something not quite right about the correspondent who was first on the scene. So begins 'If It Bleeds' , a stand-alone sequel to The Outsider featuring the incomparable Holly on her first solo case. Dancing alongside are three more long stories - 'Mr Harrigan's Phone', 'The Life of Chuck' and 'Rat' . Join us - the goal is to laugh, have a great, interesting discussion on a bestseller book, and enjoy our libations while we're doing it!! If you like contemporary fiction and can handle your liquor, we want to meet you!!