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From: Joan P.
Sent on: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 11:59 AM

I’m looking forward to discussing A Visit from the Goon Squad with you this Sunday, Sept. 25, at Ellen’s. If you’re new (welcome!) and don’t know Ellen’s address, please email me directly at [address removed]. (Don’t click “reply” or all our 52 members will get your email.)

 

Janet Egan talks about A Visit from the Goon Squad for 48 seconds on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMtAvU4oNyU.  The New York Times reviews it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/11/books/review/Blythe-t.html. Note the link from the NYT review to a 10 min. audio interview with Egan, which goes into much more detail than the video.

 

Important: October 16 is our next meeting, although we don’t have the book title set. I thought there would be more discussion at http://www.meetup.com/Novel-Lovers-of-Sebastopol/messages/boards/thread/15340982 about novels you’d like to read and discuss, but I guess that isn’t the best way to make these decisions. So that we have our book set for October, I suggest that we read The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (author of Great House, for those of you who have been with us since the beginning, but a shorter and less complex book). It was suggested by several of you at our last meeting, and I personally loved it. There’s much to discuss! It’s available in paperback. Amazon link:  http://www.amazon.com/History-Love-Nicole-Krauss/dp/0393328627.  

 

Some of you suggested State of Wonder by Ann Patchett (http://www.amazon.com/State-Wonder-Ann-Patchett/dp/0062049801), so I started reading it, and although I didn’t expect to love it from the description, I can’t put it down. I think this would be a terrific book for our group, but it’s not yet available in paperback, and you’ve made it clear that you’d like that to be a requirement. Do you think we’d be safe scheduling it for November? New York Times review here, FYI: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/19/books/review/book-review-state-of-wonder-by-ann-patchett.html.

 

Speaking of November, we need a new place to meet by then! Ellen has been more than generous, even extending her hospitality through our October meeting, but we do need to have a new meeting place that can accommodate 15 people by November. Several of you were going to investigate possibilities – could you please email me at [address removed] if you have any updates?

 

Please doublecheck that your RSVP is up to date at  http://www.meetup.com/Novel-Lovers-of-Sebastopol/events/28942271/. I’ll print the badges late Sunday morning, so I’d appreciate your final RSVP by then. I don’t mind if you change your mind a few times between now and then, but please have your final RSVP confirmed by 11 a.m. Sunday.

 

I think that’s everything!

 

Joan Price

[address removed]

http://www.joanprice.com/

Author of Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex and Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty

Award-winning blog about sex & aging: http://www.NakedAtOurAge.com

 

View Joan Price Talks About Senior Sex on YouTube: http://youtu.be/MN6_HVD-Jdg

 

Naked At Our Age Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/JoanPriceAuthor

 

http://twitter.com/JoanPrice

 

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