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Join us to read and discuss classic literature. We will read great works that have changed the face of writing, influenced society and endured the test of time. Past authors we have read include, among others, Cervantes, James, Kawabata, Morrison, Flaubert, Austen, Waugh, Dickens, Wilde, Nabokov, Hemingway, Shakespeare and Homer. We meet once a month in the home of one of our members.

Book selections for each meeting are made at the prior meeting. The only exception is when we choose a book two months out to allow for a longer book. Each person at the meeting throws out suggestions and we discuss until we reach something resembling consensus. It can be messy, but the process keeps long-standing members invested. I also believe that our selections are varied enough that we attract a variety of new people.

We are a diverse group who is always looking for new perspectives.

If you are curious about what we have read, there is a file containing a nearly complete list of our past meetings uploaded under files.

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Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

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Thirty years since its original publication, Ceremony remains one of the most profound and moving works of Native American literature, a novel that is itself a ceremony of healing. Tayo, a World War II veteran of mixed ancestry, returns to the Laguna Pueblo Reservation. He is deeply scarred by his experience as a prisoner of the Japanese and further wounded by the rejection he encounters from his people. Only by immersing himself in the Indian past can he begin to regain the peace that was taken from him. Masterfully written, filled with the somber majesty of Pueblo myth, Ceremony is a work of enduring power.
-- Penguin Classics edition

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

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Taking readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the struggle that ensues when a cousin arrives at their estate.
-- Penguin Classics edition

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Everything Flows by Vasily Grossman

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