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Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
"Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. Toru begins to adapt to campus life and the loneliness and isolation he faces there, but Naoko finds the pressures and responsibilities of life unbearable. As she retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself reaching out to others and drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman. A poignant story of one college student's romantic coming-of-age, Norwegian Wood takes us to that distant place of a young man's first, hopeless, and heroic love." What Should I Expect If I Go? We're a very casual, friendly book club with an emphasis on the "Happy Hour" and "Meetup" and less on the "Book Club" aspect of the group. However, I always encourage people to read the book as it contributes to lively and engaging conversation and is a wonderful ice breaker for making new friends. But even if you haven't had a chance to read it, feel free to drop in, grab a drink and mingle with us.

Brando's Speakeasy

343 S Dearborn St · Chicago, IL

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Seeking all humans (no zombies, robots or gleeks) for cheap drinks after work and good conversation.

Our book club events are very informal due to the bar setting. There will be no structured format to the discussions as we believe they should arise organically, and since we are a drinking club as well there will be a fair amount of socializing about non-book related topics.

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