Book Clubs

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Book Club in June: 'Beauty Queens'

Fifty beauty pageant contestants on their way to the Miss Teen Dream Pageant crash land on a desert island. What to do? Practice your talent or find food? Work together or do contest rules apply? Find out what happens to these young women as they find themselves while hoping to be found.  
Early book cover for "Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis

West End Fiction Book Club

Discussion of Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, with guest facilitator Azar Nafisi, a close reader and a neighbor and the critically acclaimed author of
An Imperfect God

Philosophy & Issues Book Club: 'An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America'

Henry Wiencek engages in an important task in this book: looking at George Washington’s career through his connection with slavery. He surveys Washington’s family and early life, showing how slavery formed the constant context to their activities, farming, and social life. We see in this narrative how Washington viewed his relationship to his slaves and how this changed over time, especially through his experience of working with African Americans during the American Revolutionary War.
Vampires in the Lemon Grove

Cancelled: Short Stories and Short Dates - LGBT Pride Month Edition

Note: this event has been cancelled. Please contact David Quick if you would like notification when we schedule another speed dating session.
Blonde Faith

Palisades Book Club

Palisades Book Club will meet to discuss Blonde Faith by Walter Mosley. Please join us.
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Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Are you a local reader at least 21 years old? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then join us for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC), a book group for younger adults.
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Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Are you a local reader at least 21 years old? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then join us for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC), a book group for younger adults.
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Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC)

Are you a local reader at least 21 years old? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then join us for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC), a book group for younger adults.
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Georgetown Book Club

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Sarah Waters' 2014 novel The Paying Guests. Set in the aftermath of WWI, the novel follows financially burdened Frances Wray as she and her mother take in lodgers whose presence leads to an affair — and a murder.
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Fiction Fanatics: 'Oryx and Crake'

In this dystopian novel, Margaret Atwood brings us into a story of a character named Snowman, who lived under the influence of a scientist without a moral compass, named Crake. The novel takes us through their relationship in a series of flashbacks where we see the effects of the trends of pornography, genetic manipulation, and corporate corruption as they have developed in the future. The crisis of the action comes in the form of an enormous plague that destroys all of humanity except for a new race of genetically modified creatures.

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