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June Book--Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson
From the Goodreads description-- "Jesus' Son, the first collection of stories by Denis Johnson, presents a unique, hallucinatory vision of contemporary American life unmatched in power and immediacy and marks a new level of achievement for this acclaimed writer. In their intensity of perception, their neon-lit evocation of a strange world brought uncomfortably close to our own, the stories in Jesus' Son offer a disturbing yet eerily beautiful portrayal of American loneliness and hope." The final tally Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson--9 What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi--3 Swimmer Among the Stars: Stories by Kanishk Tharoor--2

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I'm Bill, the organizer. In that capacity I'd like to say "Welcome to Queens Literati!" We are a Queens (W and NW primarily)-based group covering fiction from 1985 to the present. Although we primarily do novels, we also do two short story collections a year and we have graphic novels. Although we always meet in Queens, our literary reach is worldwide with about half of our meetings covering U.S. writers and the other half reaching globally.

Please check out the "What We're About" post in the Discussion thread to see our guidelines. Since I book reservations for lunch for our meetings, it is very important that, if you are a "Yes" RSVP and can't make it, that you update your status or let me know. There will be a warning after two no-shows and a third will subject the member to removal from the group.

We vary our meeting places to cover the vast array of food options in Queens, although we do have some favorites we go back to occasionally. When possible, we'll go to a place that has a cuisine that matches the book in some respect.

I welcome suggestions for both books to cover and places to meet.

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