Hi Brainy Readers -
Had a really great time today - thanks to all who attended, sounded like both tables had some really interesting discussion.There's still plenty of room to join us for April, and May RSVPs opened today as well.
As a reminder - quick descriptions of our upcoming books are below - hope to see many of you soon!
Hello Brainy Readers!
Have been getting so many inquiries about what books would be upcoming, I spent a couple of hours today roaming the bookstore and my past research and came up with the below. Due to the requests for "something more cheerful" I did my best to give us some variety while still in some cases trying to find continuing themes for our on-going discussions. It's hard to find us short works of great fiction, sometimes, but fingers crossed I think the below will be worth reading and broaden our literary horizons a little.
Hope to see you all at all or many of the meetups in coming months!
April Brunch: The Guide (R.K. Narayan) - April 18th
Formerly India's most corrupt tourist guide, Raju?just released from prison?seeks refuge in an abandoned temple. Mistaken for a holy man, he plays the part and succeeds so well that God himself intervenes to put Raju's newfound sanctity to the test. Narayan's most celebrated novel, The Guide won him the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, his country's highest literary honor. For more, and to RSVP...follow this link
May DINNER: Riders of the Purple Sage (Zane Grey) - May 23rd
Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) has been called the most popular western novel of all time. It is set in the mysterious canyon country of southern Utah, and the rugged landscape the novel inhabits is more than a backdrop for the action. I've always been curious about Zane Grey - and at under 300 pages I thought we could give it a try. For more...follow this link
June DINNER: The Left Hand of Darkness (Ursula Le Guin) - June 27th
Praised as a groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary's mission to Winter, an unknown alien world whose inhabitants can choose ? and change ? their gender. Completely embracing the aspects of psychology, society, and human emotion on an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of intellectual science fiction. Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards for "Best Science Fiction Novel of the Year". RSVPS OPEN FOR THIS MEETUP AFTER THE APRIL MEETUP.