Thursday, August 20, 2009

September Book Club Pick!

Our book club met on Tuesday to discuss Rivka Galchen's Atmostpheric Disturbances. We seemed to have some mixed feelings about it, but thanks so much to everyone who came out to share their opinion!

For September, we've chosen a book that our manager, Julian, has been excited about and meaning to read for some time now: When We Were Romans, by Matthew Kneale.

When We Were Romans is a haunting psychological novel and another masterful work from the author of the prize-winning English Passengers.

Nine-year-old Lawrence is the man of his family. He watches over his mother and his willful little sister Jemima. He is the one who keeps order, especially when his mother decides they must leave their life in England behind because of threats from Lawrence's father. But their new life in Rome does not go as planned. Short of money and living off of his mother's old friends--all who seem to doubt her story--Lawrence soon realizes that things are not what they seem.

Please join us on Tuesday, September 15th at 7 p.m. for some great conversation and light refreshments. Hope to see you there!

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