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July's read is Less by Andrew Sean Greer, which I saw all over the airports of Chicago and New York on my trip recently! It's a Pulitzer Prize winner and supposed to be quite an amazing book.
Let's discuss after reading at the Piggery's roof top bar. We have a reservation there, just go up the stairs on the far left and go out to the roof on the second floor. It's a sports bar in Lake View. Hopefully it will be an amazingly sunny day that will make us glad we live in Chicago.
Here's a view by the San Francisco Chronicle: https://www.sfchronicle.com/books/article/Less-by-Andrew-Sean-Greer-11300207.php
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You Think It I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld. A short story collection in which, “Sittenfeld upends assumptions about class, relationships, and gender roles in a nation that feels both adrift and viscerally divided.” A tall order!
We will meet at the Ten Cat Tavern. It looks like an art gallery in the front, but don’t fear, it’s actually a bar! Walk straight through the bar, we have the back room with the clown masks before the garden reserved. If it’s very nice and not too hot, we could even take over the garden.
There are pool tables so if you like that, feel free to end book club with a game. There are no menus at this bar, you simply order off the bottles. If you’re really lucky, the regulars will correct your drink order and tell you a better one. The bathroom is the size of a broom closet and the paper towels are endless. It’s quite a find and I am very excited to share it with you all.