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We are a long-established monthly book club meeting in Williamsburg. We have a number of longtime members but always have new folks as well and we find that mix works very well. You are warmly invited to join us.

Our books are decided by monthly vote, and can be of any genre. After reading, we'll get together on the second Wednesday of the month at a local Williamsburg bar to discuss. The discussion is causal and unpretentious and you are welcome to participate to whatever extent you prefer.

Please check out our sister clubs as well

Brooklyn Comics Club (https://www.meetup.com/Brooklyn-Comics-Club/)

Brooklyn Movie Club (https://www.meetup.com/brooklynmovieclub/)

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Klara and the Sun: A Novel by Kazuo Ishiguro

Kent Street Ale House


For August we're reading. Klara and the Sun: A Novel by Kazuo Ishiguro (320 pgs). Hope you can join us!

About the book:

The first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her. Klara and the Sun is a thrilling book that offers a look at our changing world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator, and one that explores the fundamental question: what does it mean to love? In its award citation in 2017, the Nobel committee described Ishiguro's books as "novels of great emotional force" and said he has "uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world."

A King Alone (NYRB Classics) by Jean Giono

The Palace


For September we're reading A King Alone (New York Review Books Classics) by Jean Giono (176 pgs).

Hope you can join us!

About the book:

A King Alone is set in a remote Alpine village that is cut off from the world by rugged mountains and by long months when the ground is covered with snow and the heavens with cloud. One such winter, villagers begin mysteriously to disappear. Soon the village is paralyzed by terror, which gives way to relief and eager anticipation when the outsider Langlois arrives to investigate. What he discovers, however, will leave no one reassured, and his reappearance in the village a few years later, now assigned the task of guarding it from wolves, awakens those troubling memories. A man of few words, a regal manner, and military efficiency, Langlois baffles and fascinates the villagers, whose different responses to him shape Jean Giono’s increasingly charged narrative. This novel about a tiny community at the dangerous edge of things and a man of law who is a man alone could be described as a metaphysical Western. It unfolds with the uncanny inevitability and disturbing intensity of a dream.

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Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

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