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The group loves books, travel and eating out. We choose books that take place in different countries and find a matching restaurant in Toronto. The conversation is always stimulating and we meet on the last Sunday of each month.

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The Door by Magda Szabo

Country Style Hungarian Restaurant

**** Happy New Year**** To keep our administration to a minimum, can the regulars please bring their $10 to the January meeting? New members, please bring $10 to your first meeting to help defray the costs of using the meet up website. Thanks Marjanne This month's book is "The Door" by Magda Szabo The Door is an unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women. Magda is a writer, educated, married to an academic, public-spirited, with an on-again-off-again relationship to Hungary's Communist authorities. Emerence is a peasant, illiterate, impassive, abrupt, seemingly ageless. She lives alone in a house that no one else may enter, not even her closest relatives. She is Magda's housekeeper and she has taken control over Magda's household, becoming indispensable to her. And Emerence, in her way, has come to depend on Magda. They share a kind of love--at least until Magda's long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation. Len Rix's prizewinning translation of The Door at last makes it possible for American readers to appreciate the masterwork of a major modern European writer. We will be meeting at Country Style Hungarian Restaurant.

House Girl by Tara Conklin

The Harlem Underground

New members, please bring $10 to your first meeting to help defray the costs of using the meet up website. Thanks Marjanne This month's book is "The House Girl" by Tara Conklin A stunning debut novel of love, family, and justice that intertwines the stories of an escaped house slave in 1852 Virginia and ambitious young lawyer in contemporary New York Virginia, 1852. Seventeen-year-old Josephine Bell decides to run from the failing tobacco farm where she is a slave and nurse to her ailing mistress, the aspiring artist Lu Anne Bell. New York City, 2004. Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associate in an elite law firm, is given a difficult, highly sensitive assignment that could make her career: she must find the "perfect plaintiff" to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for descendants of American slaves. We will be meeting at the Harlem Underground

Milkman by Anna Burns

Needs a location

New members, please bring $10 to your first meeting to help defray the costs of using the meet up website. Thanks Marjanne This month's book is the "Milkman" by Anna Burns A young woman is forced into a relationship with an older man during the Troubles in Northern Ireland in this tale of tribalism and hope What starts out as a study of how things go wrong becomes a study in how things go right, and the green shoots are not the work of the paramilitaries. The narrator of Milkman disrupts the status quo not through being political, heroic or violently opposed, but because she is original, funny, disarmingly oblique and unique: different. The same can be said of this book. We will be announcing the restaurant closer to the date. The book takes place in Ireland. Can someone suggest a restaurant?

House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urea

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New members, please bring $10 to your first meeting to help defray the costs of using the meet up website. Thanks Marjanne This month's book is the "House of Broken Angels" by Luis Alberto Urea The quintessential story of what it means to be the first generation to live two lives across one border, The House of Broken Angels is Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea's unforgettable portrait of the De La Cruz family as they celebrate the lives of two of their most beloved members over the course of one raucous and bittersweet weekend. We will be announcing the restaurant closer to the date. The book takes place in San Diego. Can someone suggest a restaurant?

Past events (20)

Year End Get Together

Stages Restaurant and Lounge (Formerly Pantages Martini Bar .....Inside of Pantages Hotel)

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