Midtown Reading 2013
With Midtown Book Group
For the bibliophiles: if you are searching for Your Next Great Read anytime in the year ahead, here are some great possibilities. Join us for group discussion or read along independently.
-- Happy Reading!
The Lacuna* by Barbara Kingsolver - Rated 3.5 / 5 Stars
|February||02/13/2013||The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides|
|March||03/13/2013||Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang|
|April||04/10/2013||The Uprooted: The Epic Story of the Great Migrations That Made the American People by Oscar Handlin|
|May||05/08/2013||State of Wonder by Ann Patchett|
Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese
|July||07/10/2013||To Be Determined - Midtown Book Group Annual Month of the CLASSIC!|
|August||08/14/2013||Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones|
Midtown Book Group meets at 8pm the 2nd Wednesday of every month at Barnes & Noble/Georgia Tech. Sponsored by the Midtown Neighbors' Association, Midtown Book Group has been reading & discussing great literature together for more than 6 years.
The complete list of Books We Have Read, with Midtown Book Group ratings, is updated each month and can be referenced here: Midtown Book Group - Books We Have Read
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Next up: Midtown Book Group – February 2012
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
It’s the early 1980s. In American colleges, the wised-up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening to Talking Heads. But Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels. As Madeleine studies the age-old motivations of the human heart, real life, in the form of two very different guys, intervenes---the charismatic and intense Leonard Bankhead, and her old friend the mystically inclined Mitchell Grammaticus. As all three of them face life in the real world they will have to reevaluate everything they have learned. Jeffrey Eugenides creates a new kind of contemporary love story in "his most powerful novel yet" (Newsweek).
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Barnes & Noble/Georgia Tech at 5th & Spring