« Tuesday June 10, 2014 »
Start: 6:30 pm
This month’s selected title for reading and discussion is James C. Scott’s Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play (Princeton University Press). Please see the book group page for more information – and please join us.
Start: 7:00 pm
From London – though he was raised in these parts, as a product of Vancouver – comes Tom Rachman. A few years after his totally winning debut novel, The Imperfectionists, he writes with glowing empathy of a woman who owns a bookstore in the Welsh countryside, and sets off in a global quest to learn some particular things about herself in his delightful new novel, The Rise & Fall of Great Powers (Random House). “The haunting tale of a young woman reassessing her turbulent past ... brilliantly structured, beautifully written.” – Kirkus Reviews. “Rachman’s kaleidoscopic second novel demonstrates that one’s family is very often made up of the people you find and who find you along the way.” – Booklist.
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