What we're about

This San Francisco based book club invites readers who are excited about reading and discussing contemporary, recently released fiction to build community with other avid bibliophiles. Discover and discuss great books!

We meet once a month (usually the 3rd Wed of the month) in the NoPa neighborhood of SF. Spots are limited to about 8-10 people per discussion. Members are welcome to invite friends if there are spots still open. The group selects the next reading selection at each meeting. All books selected are available in paperback.

Only Bookworms interested in actually coming to a meeting should sign up as members of this group. Non-attendees will be periodically deleted-usually if members have not attended three meetings in a row. As a courtesy--attendees who have RSVPed, but have a change in plans, are requested to change their RSVP as soon as possible BEFORE the meeting. Bookworms who RSVP "yes" and don't attend are not invited back.

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Discuss-An American Marriage

House near Alamo Square, SF. Address will be sent to members who RSVP.

Come join us for a discussion of Tayari Jones' novel, An American Marriage. Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together. This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward—with hope and pain—into the future. - “Tayari Jones’s wise and compassionate new novel, An American Marriage . . . is a clear vision of the quiet devastation of a family. It is beautifully written, with many allusions to black music and culture — including the everyday poetry of the African-American community that begs to be heard.” —The New York Times Book Review “Suspenseful and compelling. An American Marriage delivers on all fronts, raising questions both intimate and epic about the intersections of race and class, the burdens and joys of shared history, and what it means to commit to a future together.” —Salon.com -- Please only RSVP if you intend to attend the discussion. RSVPS who are no shows will be noted in the Meetup system. Please consider signing up for the waitlist as spots often open up as we get closer to the event. As a courtesy to other group members, participants are also expected to update their RSVP status if they find that they no longer are able to attend the event. Members who do not update their RSVP status and fail to show up will be dropped from the group.

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House near Alamo Square, SF. Address will be sent to members who RSVP.

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