Monday, August 3, 2009

August Book Club Pick!

Thanks to everybody who came out to our July Book Club to discuss Wallace Stegner's Crossing to Safety. It was a great evening! Now, we're excited to announce our book club selection for August: Rivka Galchen's debut novel Atmospheric Disturbances.

When Dr. Leo Liebenstein's wife disappears, she leaves behind a single confounding clue: a woman who looks, talks, and behaves exactly like her. A simulacrum. But Leo is not fooled, and he knows better than to trust his senses in matters of the heart. Certain that the real Rema is alive and in hiding, he embarks on a quixotic journey to reclaim her. With the help of his psychiatric patient Harvey--who believes himself to be a secret agent able to control the weather--his investigation leads him from the streets of New York City to the southernmost reaches of Patagonia, in search of the woman he loves. Atmospheric Disturbances is a "witty, tender, and conceptually dazzling" (Booklist) novel about the mysterious nature of human relationships. Order online from Farley's here!

We'll be meeting on Tuesday, August 18th at 7 p.m. to discuss the book, and as always, there will be great conversation and light refreshments. Can't wait to see you there!

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