Hot Off the Press Fall 2017
In this lively monthly book discussion class led by Lynn Rosen, participants read and discuss new literary fiction. Class conversations include a thorough and thoughtful analysis of the book as well as background information provided by Lynn about the author and the book’s path to publication. We talk serious book talk, but have a lot of laughs too!
Class meets on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:30pm and Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11am
SEPTEMBER 12/Fri 15
OCTOBER 10/Fri 13
NOVEMBER 7/Fri 10
DECEMBER 5/Fri 8
Location: Elkins Park, PA 19027
To sign up click HERE.
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Discussion dates: September 12 & 15, 2017
This novel, long-listed for this year’s Man Booker Prize, is the author’s eighth book, yet she has not yet achieved acclaim in the US. Perhaps this is the book that will build her American reputation! It tells of three siblings in a British family of Pakistani descent who must reconcile love, ambition, and their family history.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Discussion dates: October 10 & 13, 2017
Ng follows the bestselling Everything I Never Told You with a powerful new novel traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. As always, she looks beneath the surface of suburbia and uncovers what has long been hidden.
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Discussion dates: November 7 & 10, 2017
In Brooklyn during the Great Depression, Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who is somehow crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Now working as a diver repairing ships and supporting her family, Anna encounters Styles once again.
Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochoda
Discussion dates: December 5 & 8, 2017
A portrait of contemporary Los Angeles, featuring a stunning cast of misfits and lost souls. We are invited into the story as commuters on their way to work sit in standstill freeway traffic (somewhat reminiscent of “La La Land”) as a naked runner goes by, and from there are led into the heartache and hope in the characters’ lives.
To sign up click HERE.