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Do you love to read thought provoking books? Does the thought of discussing them over a glass of fine wine fill you with joy and a sense that all is right with the world? Well we may be the group for you!

We are a welcoming group of individuals who meet each month to discuss, debate, laugh and share meaningful insights about our book of the month. Our members submit intriguing fictional and non-fictional book suggestions (recent releases as well as an occasional classic ) and new members often comment on how much they love our lineup. We also try to do a monthly social get together to promote friendship within the group. The people who join are bright, witty and have so many insights to share that it's a shame to limit our get togethers to just the book club.

Our meetup place of choice is Roberto's Ristorante at 483 Spring Rd. in Elmhurst. The wine, the small plates and the atmosphere, along with our monthly book discussions are truly to be savored.

We look forward to having new members join us. Please note, however, we are all about active involvement and thought provoking discussion. It is difficult to run a book club without that. Our expectation is that our members will attend at least 3 to 4 of our meetups or social outings per year. If this sounds good to you, we would love to have you join us!

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Rescheduled Event! -- Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

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Rescheduled Event!!! The majority of members who originally RSVP'd to this event preferred Tuesday, February 19 as the rescheduled date for our meeting to discuss Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver. Please RSVP to this posting if you plan on attending. Thanks! Carolyn Join some wise and wonderful women to discuss a new best selling book while enjoying marvelous wine and food. Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver (460pages) is the new best seller by the author of The Poisonwood Bible and Flight Behavior. More than likely, to ensure that a copy is available, consider placing your name on the list at your library ASAP! Unsheltered is the compulsively readable story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum in Vineland, New Jersey, that find themselves in poorly constructed dwellings on faulty foundations, during a time of sweeping cultural and historical change. Kingsolver suggests that we move forward in our new unsteady present by studying and owning our past. Since some of our members like their books to reveal themselves, that is all that will be divulged!

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

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Join us in enjoying wine and discussing Susan Orleans' new bestseller, The Library Book (335 pages). This March selection was the result of online voting through the polling feature on our meetup site. The Library Book is a book about books. As such, you may get the urge to borrow this book from your library. Please add your name to the reservation list at your local library ASAP to ensure borrowing a copy in time for our meeting. Susan Orlean is a best selling author whose previous books include Rin Tin Tin, Saturday Night and The Orchid Thief and has been a reporter for many years at the New Yorker magazine. Weaving her lifelong love of books into her tale, Ms. Orlean starts with the account of the 1986 fire that damaged or destroyed 700,000 books in the Los Angeles Central Library. The Library Book pans out quickly to the eccentric history of the institution and then moves to a reflection on the essential roles of libraries in America. She evokes the rhythms of her life spent in libraries. Just like an amble through the stacks of your library, in her book you may find something unexpected and interesting on any page.

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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

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