May 14, 2013: Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichi
June 11, 2013: Ladies of Liberty by Cokie Roberts
July 9, 2013: Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen (optional: plus the continuation: Shadows on the Grass)
August 13, 2013: Beach Music by Pat Conroy
September 10, 2013: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
October 8, 2013: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austin
November 12, 2013: "BYOB" (bring your own book): members will each select their own book to read and then come tell the group about their selection.
December 10, 2013: Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves by PG Wodehouse ~ and our annual holiday celebration ~ bring a treat to share & come join us!
Sunday, March 11, 2012
The History of Love by Nicole Krause
Nicole Krauss' first novel, Man Walks Into a Room, was shortlisted for the Los Angeles TimesBook Award and her short fiction has been collected in Best American Short Stories. Now The History of Love proves Krauss is among our finest and freshest literary voices.
It has been decades since Leo Gursky first surrendered his heart, then wrote a book about it, at the tender age of 10, and he's been in love with the same person ever since. Leo believes his book is lost to time, but what he doesn't know is, not only has it survived 60 years without him, it has also been an inspiration to others. Fourteen-year-old Alma was even named for a character from the book. When she realizes how deeply the story touched her lonely mother, she embarks on a search for answers.
The History of Love is an imaginative tale of love and loss that is at once funny, mysterious, and deeply passionate.
©2005 Nicole Krauss; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC