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Events listed in white are at the bookshop; events listed in yellow are elsewhere.
Unless noted otherwise all events are free & open to the public.
- Friday, January 10th 4:00pm (Book launch party)
Join local author Lisa Lieberman
in celebrating the publication of the third installment of her Cara Walden Mysteries series, The Glass Forest
. Banished from the set of The Quiet American
, in 1957 Saigon, actress Cara Walden stumbles onto a communist insurgency—& discovers her brother’s young Vietnamese lover right in the thick of it. As Rick Mofina, author of The Lying House
writes, “Dripping with atmosphere & steeped in political intrigue, The Glass Forest
channels Graham Greene to perfection. Don’t miss this gem.”
Noontime Book Conversation
- Tuesday, January 14th at 12:00 noon - 1:00pm (Noontime Book Conversation)
This month the group will discuss Henry James’ The Aspern Papers
. Meeting ordinarily on the second Tuesday of every month from 12:00pm until 1:00pm, the group has no fixed members (although quite a few regulars). Readers are urged to nominate a book to be read, especially if they are willing to lead the discussion. We focus on fiction & drama with occasional foray into the graphic novel. We limit the length of our selections to about 200 pages, although this is a guideline rather than a fixed rule. We believe in the joy of re-reading, so some of our selections are works that many have already read at least once. The noontime book group is under the general oversight of Michael Greenebaum (firstname.lastname@example.org) who selects the books & leads the discussions. He is happy to hear from those with ideas or questions. Amherst Books offers a 10% discount on the month’s book for those who plan to join the group. February’s book is The Invention of Morel
by Adolfo Bioy Cesares.