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Joan P.



Sebastopol, CA

Organizer since:

January 1, 2011

What novels have you enjoyed reading lately?

In Jan. 2011, I started this book club because I had read Great House by Nicole Krauss and wanted to discuss it. Since then, this club has grown to the point of a wait list every meeting, despite scheduling two meetings per book!

Please recommend a novel for our group to discuss. Why do you suggest this book?

Please see our message board ( for ongoing recommendations.

What interests you about our group, and what do you hope it will become?

I love talking about books and learning from others who share my interest and are willing to commit to reading and discussing one book a month.


I'm a non-fiction writer who loves to read fiction, especially contemporary fiction. I used to be a high school English teacher, and discussing books is the part I miss the most. FYI, I also teach line dancing in Sebastopol and Santa Rosa.

What Joan P. is saying about this Meetup Group

This what I'd always wanted a book club to be. We delve deeply into contemporary fiction, enjoying the exchange of insights. Our members are smart and enjoy looking into the nuances of the books we discuss. I'm told it's rare that a book club stays on-topic for the whole meeting, but we do!

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