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November: Circling the Sun

Putnam and Beyond Book Club
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Nov 15 7:00PM - 8:00PM

The winner of the poll is....Circling the Sun by Paula Mclain.Let's read then discuss at Haceinda Sauza

A reminder about RSVP'ing. Please be considerate to others and don't hold a spot if you are not sure about attending, as changing to a no last minute does not allow people on the waiting list enough time to read the book. As always, I understand on occasion things come up that do not allow you to attend, but please change your RSVP no later than noon on the day of the event so I can give the restaurant an accurate head count.

Unfortunately we have had some events where members pulled out last minute or did not show, this is not only discurtious but causes problems for the group/restaurant. Members that routinely are a "No Show" or "Cancel last minute" will be removed from the group.

Circling the Sun - Paula McLain 400 Pages (Amazon rating: 4.4)


"NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, BOOKPAGE, AND SHELF AWARENESS Paula McLain is considered the new star of historical fiction, and for good reason. Fans of The Paris Wife will be captivated by Circling the Sun, which . . . is both beautifully written and utterly engrossing.Ann Patchett, Country Living

Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating womanBeryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, who as Isak Dinesen wrote the classic memoir Out of Africa.

Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of natures delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships.

Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But its the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryls truest self and her fate: to fly.

Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, McLains powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit."

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December: City of Thieves

December: City of Thieves

Dec 13 6:45PM - 7:45PM
For our December Meetup let's read "City of Thieves" by David Benihoff. A reminder about RSVP'ing. Please be considerate to others and don't hold a spot if you are not sure about attending, as…
 
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Special Meetup (long book!): Alexander Hamilton...

Feb 08 7:00PM - 8:00PM
This event will be in addition to ourregular monthly meetup, for those that would like to read Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. Kristina will be our hostat Gaetano's Italian Grill in Croton. Let's…