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The Name of the Rose

The Georgetown Book Club's July Selection

As in previous years, the Georgetown Book Club is celebrating Summer Reading with the discussion of a classic, though this year that classic is of the modern variety:

Secret History

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Friendships that go too far in Literary Fiction and Mystery

Tight-knit and exclusive, the groups of young people depicted in the following Literary Fiction and Mystery novels all become entangled to some extent with violence -- often of the fatal variety.   Formed for different reasons, these groups are similarly variable in their involvements in these acts of violence -- as well as in their members’ reactions, both immediate and ongoing.        

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The Buried Giant

The Georgetown Book Club's June Selection

Hushed in tone and steeped in medieval lore, Kazuo Ishiguro's 2015 novel The Buried Giant focuses on Axl and Beatrice, an aging married couple afflicted with the memory loss that has descended on the post-Arthurian England

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What Should the Georgetown Book Club Read Next?

Vote here for upcoming selections

The Georgetown Book Club is again replenishing our reading list! If you are a current or prospective member, please review the titles listed below and vote in the poll at the bottom of this post.  The poll will close on Thursday, May 26 at 5 p.m., and the five titles with the most votes will be added to the group's reading list. 

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An Unnecessary Woman

The Georgetown Book Club's May Selection

The narrator and heart of Rabih Alameddine's 2014 novel An Unnecessary Woman is Aaliya Sohbi, an aging translator living in her home city of Beirut whose perceived place within her family and culture gives the book its title -- yet is far from the whole story. 

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Authorial Intent

Literary Fiction about the literary world

Write what you know. This maxim takes on new meaning in the following works of Literary Fiction, in which authors explore stories set in or near their own professions.   As the characters in these novels grapple with the challenges of working within the literary landscape, they also struggle with personal lives that are in various states of flux -- often because of their work lives -- and in depicting how these characters negotiate their situations, the authors of the following novels display their own professional excellence.

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What Classic Should the Georgetown Book Club Read This Summer?

Vote to select the group's Adult Summer Reading selection

For the third year in a row, the Georgetown Book Club will be celebrating Adult Summer Reading with a throwback selection. This year, the options for that selection include classics both traditional and modern. 

Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor

Picture Books for Fashionistas

Books for Children Who Love All Things Fashion

Do you have a child at home who is obsessed with clothes or shoes?

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All the Light We Cannot See

The Georgetown Book Club's April Selection

Marie-Laure is a blind girl whose life in Paris with her father, a Museum of Natural History locksmith, is upended by the Nazi occupation, which forces the pair to abandon the city for the coast. Werner and his sister are orphans in Essen, Germany, but he is singled out for his technical capabilities, and as a soldier in the war, his skills lead him to an assignment investigating Resistance activity in France.

Poetry Reading

Poetry Reading - Barrett Warner and Donald Illich

National Poetry Month

We continue to celebrate Nation Poetry Month with two readings from well-known local poets, Barrett Warner and Donald Illich on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

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