Harvard Book Club --Wednesday December 20

The next Harvard Club of Cincinnati Book Club meeting is set for Wednesday, December, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bronte Cafe in the Joseph Beth Bookstore.

The selected book is "The Tenth of December" by George Saunders


10th-of-decNATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
People • The New York Times Magazine • NPR • Entertainment Weekly • New York • The Telegraph • BuzzFeed • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage • Shelf Awareness





One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible, and moving collection yet.  Writing brilliantly and profoundly about class, sex, love, loss, work, despair, and war, Saunders cuts to the core of the contemporary experience. These stories take on the big questions and explore the fault lines of our own morality, delving into the questions of what makes us good and what makes us human.
 
Unsettling, insightful, and hilarious, the stories in Tenth of December—through their manic energy, their focus on what is redeemable in human beings, and their generosity of spirit—not only entertain and delight; they fulfill Chekhov’s dictum that art should “prepare us for tenderness.”

--Amazon

 

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Other Books Recently Suggested:

     "One Hundred Years of Solitude," by Gabriel Garcia Marques

     "Blitzed:  Drugs in the Third Reich," by Norman Ohler

     "Homo Deus:  A brief History of Tomorrow," by Yuval Noal Harari

      "The Red Tent," by Anita Diamant

     "Commander in Chief:  FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943," by Nigel Hamilton

     "The Mantle of Command," by Nigel Hamilton


 

When:

Wednesday, 12/20/17 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm | iCal

Where:

Bronte Cafe: Joseph Beth Booksellers
2692 Madison Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45208

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January will be a non-fiction month.  If you have suggestions or other concerns, please contact Book Club Chair Steve Strauss, sdstrauss@earthlink.net or 321 0967.