What we're about

We're a drinking club with a book problem.

Our book club is monthly, very relaxed and sociable. Come on by! We meet the second Tuesday of every month. Take care to check the venue the day of as it is subject to change.

If you have not read the book but would still like to visit, please feel free to meet up with us anyhow. I get this question a lot. We would love to have you come on by and meet with us so you can get a good feel for the club. There have been times when I have not finished the book! Don't worry about it.

The location of our meetings changes month to month so check the location right before the meeting! Enjoy a beer, good food, and great conversation.
Heck, make it a few beers.

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The Portsmouth Book Club February - The Dinner

Portsmouth Brewery

Our pick for February is The Dinner by Herman Koch.

Description:

It’s a summer’s evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened.

Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act—an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children, and as civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple shows just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.

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Please note that we will be meeting on the FIRST Tuesday of the month rather than the second due to Valentine's Day.

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The other nominees were:

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy
Verity by Colleen Hoover

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