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December Book Club & Christmas Party - "Wishin' and Hopin'"

  • Marianne's House

    Signal Butte and Southern, Mesa, AZ (map)

    33.393349 -111.598129

  • Address and directions will be emailed a few days before the Meetup.
  • For our December book we have chosen the Christmas novella "Wishin' and Hopin'" by Wally Lamb.


    Wishin and Hopin: A Christmas Story is a fictional novel set in 1964. LBJ and Lady Bird are in the White House, Meet the Beatles is on everyone's turntable, and 10-yr old Felix Funicello (distant cousin of the iconic Annette Funicello!) is doing his best to navigate 5th grade-easier said than done when scary movies still give you nightmares and you bear a striking resemblance to a certain adorable cartoon boy. But there are several things young Felix can depend on: the birds and bees are puzzling, television is magical, and this is one Christmas he's never going to forget.


    We will discuss the book and also do a book themed white elephant gift exchange. Bring a wrapped book if you would like to participate. Your gift book can be a favorite novel, a funny book, cookbook....anything! as long as it's a book!

    In addition, for the season of giving, we suggest each member bring a children's book that we can donate to local children's charity or hospital. 

    As usual, we will have food and drinks so bring an appetizer, dessert, or bottle of wine to share.

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  • Brandy DeCassios H.

    I'll bring some form of cookies, assuming this cold doesn't get worse!

    54m ago

  • Laura I.

    Since it was a hit the last time I'll bring a caprese salad :)

    4 · Yesterday

  • Kelly

    I'll bring a white wine

    2 · 2 days ago

  • Teresa

    I'm bringing a bottle of Merlot.

    2 · 2 days ago

  • Erin H.

    If I can find the recipe I will bring a cheese roll

    2 · 2 days ago

  • Marianne

    I sent the email with my address today. If anyone didn't receive it, let me know.

    2 days ago

  • Marianne

    I'm making cocktail meatballs and hot spiced cider! :)

    2 · 2 days ago

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