Summer Reading for the Rest of Us
Published on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 8:23am
Do you miss having someone tell you what you should be reading during the summer months? Join the Georgetown Book Club in reading and discussing these great, lighter titles! All readers are welcome.
|Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Boomsday by Christopher Buckley
Cassandra Devine is a charismatic 29-year-old blogger who incites massive political turmoil when, outraged over mounting Social Security debt, she politely suggests that Baby Boomers be given government incentives to kill themselves by age 75. Her modest proposal catches fire with millions of her outraged peers ("Generation Whatever") and an ambitious senator seeking to gain the youth vote in his presidential campaign (from Goodreads.com).
|Thursday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Parrot & Olivier in America by Peter Carey
A dazzlingly inventive reimagining of Alexis de Tocqueville's famous journey, Parrot and Olivier in America brilliantly evokes the Old World colliding with the New. Above all, it is a wildly funny, tender portrait of two men who come to form an almost impossible friendship, and a completely improbable work of art (from Goodreads.com).
|Thursday, August 16 at 7:30 p.m.
The Paris Wife by Paula McClain
Meeting through mutual friends in Chicago, Hadley is intrigued by brash "beautiful boy" Ernest Hemingway, and after a brief courtship and small wedding, they take off for Paris, where Hadley makes a convincing transformation from an overprotected child to a game and brave young woman who puts up with impoverished living conditions and shattering loneliness to prop up her husband's career.