This book group is for people in their 40s and 50s who enjoy reading and discussing contemporary literary fiction.
Since I'm just starting this group, I'm going to wait to get some members before choosing a date to meet....We will meet in Westwood (Public Library) or nearby (coffee shop) on a weekday evening.
To get an idea of the types of books we will be reading, I'm listing some books that I've read recently that I liked. We may read some of these books and will read similar types of high-quality fiction in the group.
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Swingtime by Zadie Smith The Sympathizer by Viet Ngyuen Re: Jane by Patricia Park Freedom by Jonathan Franzen The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, by David Mitchell The Russian debutante's handbook by Gary Shteyngart
We will read books that are fairly new, but have also been out long enough that library copies are readily available.
The first book will be "Golden Hill" by Francis Spufford.
Please meet us to discuss "News of the World" by Paulette Jiles. We will meet at the Westwood Public Library, Conference Room on the first floor, on April 23 at 7:00 pm.
Hope to see you there!
Here is a book review:
To get a Minuteman Library copy of the book:
I dug this up--related to the book plot--in case you're interested in historical background:
Please note: We are still meeting in the Westwood Public Library, but in the large Community Meeting Room, across the hall from our usual meeting room.
For May, we will be reading "Commonwealth" by Ann Patchett.
According the Amazon: "The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives."
You may want to check out : Ann Patchett Calls 'Commonwealth' Her 'Autobiographical First Novel' at https://www.npr.org/2016/09/08/493142355/ann-patchett-calls-commonwealth-her-autobiographical-first-novel
For those of you who want early notice, I'm posting this date early even thought I don't have a book yet. It's early in June for anyone who is going out of town once their kids get out of school.....
I haven't picked a book yet--I'm open to suggestions---preferably something short.
Let me know if you want to suggest a book.