The Name of the Rose

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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: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco.

Originally published in 1980, Eco's mystery novel is set in 1327 and follows Franciscan friar William of Baskerville as he arrives at a Benedictine abbey in northern Italy to settle a dispute, only to be drawn into a murder investigation there when monks begin to die suspiciously.
The first novel by Eco after decades of academic writing, The Name of the Rose incorporates historical detail and philosophical elements into its central mystery, creating a narrative as thoughtful as it is involving.

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we enjoy a two-part discussion of The Name of the Rose beginning on Thursday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m., when we will discuss the beginning of the novel through the Third Day section, and concluding on Thursday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m., when we will discuss the Fourth Day section to the novel's end. Copies are currently available at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, and everyone is welcome! 

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