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East Valley Book Club December Meetup
***EDIT*** We have had a suggestion for a Book Swap for this meeting. Bring all of your old books that you don't want anymore, and lets see if we can find them new homes! Hi Guys! Sorry for the late post! As you long-time members know, our December meeting is a little different; for our newer members....our December meeting is a little different! We try to make our December time together a little more "social" and have it at my house. We will be meeting a little earlier (6pm) and having a potluck. Feel free to bring anything that you like to share. We also encourage you to bring significant others, friends or children. They do not have to be a part of the book discussion...we usually have a gathering in a separate room of the non-book-readers! For December, we have chosen 2 short stories - The Gift of the Maji by O'Henry and also Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson. Here is what goodreads has to say: The Gift of the Magi: One dollar and eight-seven cents is all the money Della has in the world to buy her beloved husband a Christmas present. She has nothing to sell except her only treasure -- her long, beautiful brown hair. Set in New York at the turn of the twentieth century, this classic piece of American literature tells the story of a young couple and the sacrifices each must make to buy the other a gift. Beautiful, delicate watercolors by award-winning illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger add new poignancy and charm to this simple tale about the rewards of unselfish love. Somewhere in Time: Like What Dreams May Come, which inspired the movie starring Robin Williams, Somewhere in Time is the powerful story of a love that transcends time and space, written by one of the Grand Masters of modern fantasy. Matheson's classic novel tells the moving, romantic story of a modern man whose love for a woman he has never met draws him back in time to a luxury hotel in San Diego in 1896, where he finds his soul mate in the form of a celebrated actress of the previous century. Somewhere in Time won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, and the 1979 movie version, starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour, remains a cult classic whose fans continue to hold yearly conventions to this day. I can't wait to see you all for December! Shelly Y. Hughes

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3502 E Knoll St · Mesa, AZ

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