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James Joyce's The Dead (novella) and John Huston's The Dead (movie)
For our holiday party, we'll do something a bit different. Let's discuss James Joyce's novella, The Dead ( as well as the Irish movie adaptation (John Huston's The Dead) ( made by the Huston family (John, Angelica and Tony; producer, lead actress and screenwriter, respectively). It's set at a holiday dinner in Dublin at the turn of the (20th) century, so we thought it might be especially apt. Note that there are many books and movies called The Dead, so please be sure you pick the right one. Since this will be a potluck, if you're planning to attend, please let us know what kind of food you plan to bring (side or main dish, salad, bread, dessert, etc.) in the comments section. I'll send you the address about a week before the meeting. Also, please feel free to bring books you no longer need for a book exchange. Note: if you sign up and don't get an email with the location and details within the week before, please let me know at [masked]. I have no way to know if the site sent the notice to you and I don't have your direct email unless you contact me. We track no-shows! We hope to see you, but if your plans change, please be considerate and change your RSVP on the event page as early as possible so someone on the waiting list can take your place. (This means clicking on the "CHANGE" button under "Your RSVP" and selecting "No." Please don't just post a message, since if you don't change the RSVP, it still shows you as attending and holds the spot.) If you fail to show up more than once, and don't bother to change your RSVP, you will be dropped from the group and not allowed to sign up for future meetings. And if you're not already a member, please join our discussion group at: ( and help us choose books to read at future meetings.

Sara & Bob's Home

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Do you love reading as much as we do? Do you find yourself finishing a book and wanting to share the experience? Do you miss the student experience of reading a book and discussing the deeper meaning and implications with a group?

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