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October: "Sweetbitter" by Stephanie Danler
INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER Now a series on Starz. "Brilliantly written. . . . Outstanding."—The New York Times Book Review Newly arrived in New York City, twenty-two-year-old Tess lands a job working front of house at a celebrated downtown restaurant. What follows is her education: in champagne and cocaine, love and lust, dive bars and fine dining rooms, as she learns to navigate the chaotic, enchanting, punishing life she has chosen. The story of a young woman’s coming-of-age, set against the glitzy, grimy backdrop of New York’s most elite restaurants, in SWEETBITTER Stephanie Danler deftly conjures the nonstop and high-adrenaline world of the food industry and evokes the infinite possibilities, the unbearable beauty, and the fragility and brutality of being young and adrift. Housekeeping: If you RSVP "Going" and your plans change, please try to update your response at least seven days in advance. No Show Policy: In October 2016, the Redondo Beach Book Clubbers agreed on a new No Show Policy aimed at making sure people on the wait list can get into each meeting with enough time to read the book while simultaneously keeping our community as flake free as possible. You get it. :) Here is the new policy.... "If you RSVP 'Going' and cancel your RSVP within seven days of book club you'll be marked a 'No Show.' If you rack up three 'No Shows' in one year, you'll be removed from the group."

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Do you live in Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, maybe Hermosa Beach? Do you like reading great books and socializing with smart, plugged-in fellow readers? Then you're in the right place!

When I moved to the South Bay four years ago, I looked for a good book club with little luck. I work in publishing and I was sure there were fellow readers around here. It can't ALWAYS be surfing and volleyball, can it??

After starting the Redondo Beach Book Club, I realized there are! Now entering it's fourth year, the Redondo Beach Book Club meets monthly and reads a variety of books voted in by the members (both fiction and nonfiction). There's no age minimum or maximum, but it's turning out to be mostly women - which we like. Of course, you must be 21+ to drink wine...so there's that.

If you'd like to attend a meetup, join the wait list and read the book. Most of the wait list usually gets in by the time the meeting happens. Please note, however, that we're strict about the No Show Policy (copied at the bottom of each meetup description).

Now, let's get reading! :)

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