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Dec Meetup: Nutshell by Ian McEwan
Note: RSVPs for this meetup open on Sunday, November 18th at 8pm. For December, we will be reading Nutshell by Ian McEwan. The hardcover version of this novel is only 208 pages. It was first published in 2016. The GoodReads blurb is Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home--a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse--but not with John. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb. Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshellis a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world’s master storytellers.

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    Are you a solitary creature who lives in constant danger of being crushed by a stack of books? When company comes, do you have to move books off the sofa so they can sit down? Or maybe you're an avid reader looking for other avid readers in a culture that seems uninterested in reading anything more complicated than a cereal box? If so, you've come to the right place.

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