Book Clubs

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Georgetown Book Club

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Emily St. John Mandel's 2014 novel Station Eleven.
Life After Life

Fiction Fanatics

What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? Life After Life by Kate Atkinson tries to answer that question. Join us as we discuss this darkly comic, startlingly poignant, and utterly original best seller. All are welcome, even if you have not finished the book.  
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West End Nonfiction Book Club

In recognition of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on marriage equality, please join our discussion of Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality, a book reviewing the controversial California ballot initiative, Proposition 8, which removed the right of gay women and men to marry. 
The People in the Trees

Capitol Hill Reads: 'The People in the Trees'

Our July title will be The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara, a fictional memoir of a biologist's discoveries in a small Micronesian country.  July's meeting will take place at Bourbon Coffee (formerly Pound the Hill) at 621 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.    
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Southeast Adult Book Club

Please join the Southeast Book Club on the last Tuesday of each month for a fun and interesting discussion of the monthly book. The book is The House Girl by Tara Conklin.
The Cut

Mystery Book Club

As a special selection the Chevy Chase Mystery Book club will be discussing local author George Pelecanos' The Cut.  
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

'Unbroken' by Laura Hillenbrand

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion. Copies of this month's title, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, are available for checkout at the information desk.
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Short Story Reading and Discussion

Reading aloud (in round-robin fashion) of the short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by cartoonist/author/playwright and celebrated wit James Thurber (1894-1961), and discussion of it afterward, in celebration of the DC Public Library's summer reading program.
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West End Fiction Book Club

Discussion of Daniel Defoe's classic novel Robinson Crusoe.

'Metamorphosis' - 'Orlando'

Chevy Chase Library's "Metamorphosis" lecture and discussion series will continue on July 21 at 6 p.m. We will be discussing Orlando by Virginia Woolf. Our guest lecturer for this session will be Roberta Rubenstein, professor of literature at American University.