Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Dec./Jan. Book

The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt

Jan. 18
10 a.m.
MT Coffee Traders

The cult of Donna Tartt by Hannah Rosefield

When The Secret History was published in September 1992, hype had been building for months. The author, Donna Tartt, was 28. She had received a $450,000 advance. She was elegant and miniature (“I’m the exact same size as Lolita,” she told an interviewer) and enigmatic. She could recite poetry, even entire short stories, by heart. As an undergraduate, legendary writer and editor Willie Morris had read her work and approached her with the words, “My name’s Willie Morris, and I think you’re a genius.”

Tartt’s vogueish glamour was boosted by her connections to the “literary brat pack,” a young, East Coast group of writers ...Read More

Monday, October 21, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October Book

The Forgotten Garden
by Kate Morton

Buy from Amazon


Sat. Oct. 19
10 a.m.
Coffee Traders

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sept. Book

The Book:
The Casual Vacancy
by J.K. Rowling

Date: 9/21
Place: Coffee Traders
Time: 10 a.m.

Reading & Interview

New York Times Review

Darkness and Death, No Magic to Help
Book Review: ‘The Casual Vacancy’ by J. K. Rowling
Published: September 27, 2012

With J.K. Rowling's new novel, “The Casual Vacancy,” we are firmly in Muggle-land — about as far from the enchanted world of Harry Potter as we can get. There is no magic in this book — in terms of wizarding or in terms of narrative sorcery. Instead, this novel for adults is filled with a variety of people like Harry’s aunt and uncle, Petunia and Vernon Dursley: self-absorbed, small-minded, snobbish and judgmental folks, whose stories neither engage nor transport us.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

August Book:

The House Girl 
By Tara Conklin

Date: August 31
Place: Janice the First's house

Video Interviews

Saturday, June 15, 2013

July Book

South of Broad

by Pat Conroy

Picker: Meta

Meeting: July 27
Karen's house for BBQ