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April Meetup—11/22/63

For April, we will read 11/22/63, by Stephen King.

If you had the chance to change the course of history, would you? Would the consequences be what you hoped?

Jake Epping 35 teaches high school English in Lisbon Falls, Maine, and cries reading the brain-damaged janitor's story of childhood Halloween massacre by their drunken father. On his deathbed, pal Al divulges a secret portal to 1958 in his diner back pantry, and enlists Jake to prevent the 11/22/1963 Dallas assassination of American President John F. Kennedy. Under the alias George Amberson, our hero joins the cigarette-hazed full-flavored world of Elvis rock n roll, Negro discrimination, and freeway gas guzzlers without seat belts. Will Jake lurk in impoverished immigrant slums beside troubled loner Lee Harvey Oswald, or share small-town friendliness with beautiful high school librarian Sadie Dunhill, the love of his life?

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  • Anthony O.

    Great discussion. Occasionally tangential but always harmonically intertwined like timelines in the great time-space continuum. Or something like that. See you next time!

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • eileen

    I'm not goin to make it tonight. I thought I just had allergies throughou the day, but I'm feeling sick now. I don't want to get everyone sick! See you in May!

    April 22, 2013

    • Steve

      Feel better!

      April 22, 2013

    • Lucy

      Fell better Eileen! I will send you a refund.

      April 22, 2013

  • Steve

    Sorry - thought it was on April 29th, the last Monday of April! Can't make it tonight.

    April 22, 2013

    • Lucy

      I'm sorry you can't make it! I had a conflict next week, so I scheduled this one for today.

      April 22, 2013

    • Steve

      all good! have fun tonight.

      April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss this because of a work commitment. Look forward to joining the group in May!

    April 22, 2013

  • Steve

    I'm bummed I can't join as I nominated this book. I thought the meeting was on the last Monday, which is next Monday! I have a conflict tonight I cannot change. Enjoy tonight and I hope I can make it to the next one.

    April 22, 2013

  • Tourie

    This is such a nice group and I'm sorry to have missed so many of the meetings. The date just hasn't been working out for me lately.

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excited to join this group and discussing some great books with you!

    April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I couldn't get through the book this time!

    April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I'll be back in the UK that week. See you in May.

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My vote is for The Sun Also Rises. It would be a great choice, especially after our conversations from The Paris Wife meeting.

    March 6, 2013

  • Tricia

    Unf this isn't the last Monday of April and I will be out of town. Hoping to make it the month after.

    1 · March 4, 2013

  • sylvia

    Do we know the April book yet? I need to start a new book....

    March 1, 2013

  • Denise C.

    New to the group, but my vote goes to 11/22/63!

    February 28, 2013

  • Rose

    11/22/63 is my vote! (I love Tracy Chevalier, but Remarkable Creatures was probably my least fave of hers.)

    February 25, 2013

  • Diya

    The Sun Also Rises - will be great to read as it follows up on The Paris Wife nicely.

    February 20, 2013

  • sylvia

    Frances and Bernard looks different

    February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Blake - Goodbye to Berlin
    Lisa - Remarkable Creatures

    -We hope you are all safe and warm this evening!

    February 8, 2013

  • Alex

    Frances and Bernard looks good!

    February 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Frances and Bernard is still my choice

    February 7, 2013

  • Ross

    The Map and the Territory by Michel Houllebecq (and it is written in English...)

    February 7, 2013

  • Judi

    11/22/63, Frances and Bernard, Just Kids

    February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Sun Also Rises. Just Kids would be my second choice. k

    February 6, 2013

  • Shari

    I recently finished 11/22/63 and loved it!

    February 6, 2013

  • Anne B.

    Just kids by patti smith is my vote!

    February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Sun Also Rises is my vote :)

    February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier is a good choice!

    February 5, 2013

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