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WITH THE AUTHOR !!! "The Widow of Wall Street", by Randy Susan Meyers
We're doing something special in August . . . We are THRILLED and honored to have the author Randy Susan Meyers with us at our August book club to discuss her latest novel, The Widow of Wall Street. Second―we're going to hold the book club for The Widow of Wall Street in the gorgeous Piano Craft Gallery (http://pianocraftgallery.com). As we did with the December meetup in the gallery, this one will be BYOB/potluck. Bring whatever you would like to share. I'm planning to provide a few bottles of wine and some appetizers. We'll socialize 6:30-7:00 (-ish), then talk about the book at around 7. We can stay as long as we feel like partying! And now, a little about The Widow of Wall Street : "A provocative new novel by international bestselling author Randy Susan Meyers about the seemingly blind love of a wife for her husband as he conquers Wall Street, and her extraordinary, perhaps foolish, loyalty during his precipitous fall. Phoebe recognizes fire in Jake Pierce's belly from the moment they meet as teenagers. As he creates a financial dynasty, she trusts him without hesitation--unaware his hunger for success hides a dark talent for deception. From penthouse to prison, with tragic consequences rippling well beyond Wall Street, Randy Susan Meyers's latest novel exposes a woman struggling to survive and then redefine her life as her world crumbles. “Full of deceit, scandal, and guilt, her novel expertly explores how rising to the top only to hit rock bottom affects a family. The consequences will leave readers reeling.” (Library Journal) "As this compelling story unfolds, you realize nothing is as uncomplicated as it seems." (Associated Press) "When Phoebe and Jake Pierce meet as teenagers, she knows he’s someone on the way up, and she wants to be there as he climbs the Wall Street ladder. He gets everything he ever wanted. When it turns out that Jake’s success rests on a huge Ponzi scheme, Phoebe has to make an excruciating choice." (New York Post 'Must Read Books') "Randy Susan Meyers borrowed a real-life story for the building blocks of her fourth novel, “The Widow of Wall Street,” which chronicles a couple’s marriage as they amass great wealth and then lose it all when the husband is revealed to have committed financial fraud . . . . heartbreaking." (The Boston Globe) “Randy Susan Meyers' new novel explores the consequence of deception within a marriage driven by ambition and greed. The Widow of Wall Street is full of robust characters, scandal, and heartbreak. A riveting and engrossing read that I finished in one greedy gulp.” (Alyson Richman, bestselling author of The Lost Wife) "A ripped-from-the-headlines story about love, ambition, and forgiveness." (PopSugar) “An engaging and sharp reflection of the rapid changes in marital dynamics over the course of the 20th century, as well as a cautionary tale about the dangers and allure of ambition in the heyday of Wall Street.” (Publishers Weekly) “Compelling. This is a great read . . . An engrossing emotional journey.” (Kirkus Reviews) --------------------------------------------------------- Hope to see you there . . . Diane

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    This group is for people who love reading and intellectual discussion but don't take themselves too seriously :) We'll meet once a month at a restaurant or coffee shop around town (depending on where people are coming from), have some drinks, food, great conversation and discuss the book we read - or not. Mostly the book club part of this group is to get ideas for good reads from people, read something 'together' and use the book as a launchpad for conversation. I do not envision it being rigid or handing out bulleted discussion point lists. I'd love to go see movie versions of books we read and complain how bad they were. And just to meet nice, like minded people. About me: I'm 39 and have always been a voracious reader (some times in my life more than others, there were years when the books I read to my kids were the only ones I read). Here are some books I've enjoyed lately: Fiction: Toni Morrison - The Bluest Eye and the Song of Solomon, Barbara Kingsolver: The Prodigal Summer, The Bean Trees, Stephen King: 11/22/63, Alice Sebold: The Almost Moon, Kathleen Kent: The Wolves of Andover, Annie Proulx: Fine just the way it is, Mitch Albom: The 5 People you meet in Heaven...... Memoirs: Cheryl Strayed: Wild, Alice Sebold: Lucky, Mitch Albom: For one more day, J Maarten Trost: Getting Stoned with Savages, Non-Fiction: Bill Bryson: A Short History of Nearly Everything, A Walk in the Woods, Nathaniel Philbrick: Heart of the of Sea, The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, Marlene Zuk: Sex on six legs, Stephen Puleo: Dark Tide. I'm open to reading just about anything, maybe with the exception of romance and vampire novels.

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