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Join us as we have a great time analyzing the books and hanging out with friends. Treat yourself to a glass of wine and tasty refreshments. 
 
When: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: TBA
Bring something to the table. 
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My Brilliant Friend
Book of September 2021

September - "City of Girls" by Elizabeth Gilbert.  City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love.

To read this book online in Russian - click here

2021
September - "City of Girls" by Elizabeth Gilbert
August  - "The Story of the Lost Child" by Elena Ferrante
July - "Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay"  by Elena Ferrante
June - "The Story of a new Name"  by Elena Ferrante
May - "My Brilliant Friend"  by Elena Ferrante
April - "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck.
March  - "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" by Carson McCullers.
February - "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" by Robert Heinlein
January - "Adam Bede" by George Eliot
 
2020
December - "The House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton
November - "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest " by Ken Kesey
October - "Madam Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
February - "Ship of Fools" by Katherine Anne Porter
January - "Hotel Du Lac" by Anita Brookner
 
2019
December  - "My Enemies" by Viktorya Tokareva
November - "Daisy Miller"by Henry James
October - "The Ides of March" by Thornton Wilder
September - "Airport " by Arthur Hailey
August - "The Troubled Air " by Irwin Shaw
July - "Zuleikha Open her Eyes" by Guzel Yakhina
June -"The Winter of our Discontent" by John Steinbeck
May - "Camera Obscura" and "Mashenka" by V. Nabokov
April  - "The Luzhin Defense" by V. Nabokov
March - "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro
Jan/February-"Light in August" by William Faulkner

2018
December - "Appointment in Samarra" by John O'Hara
November - "The Buddha in the Attic" by Julie Otsuka
October - "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos
September - "The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
August - "Hunting and Gazthering"  by Anna Gavalda
July - "Les Faux Fuyants"  by Françoise Sagan
June - "Ivanov" by Michael Chekhov
May - "Don Quixote" by Mikhail Bulgakov
April - "The French Lieutenant's Woman" by John Fowlesy
February - "Life Invented by Herself" by Gala Dali
January  - "The Museum of Extraordinary Things" by Alice Hoffman
 
2017
December - "The Marriage of Opposites" by Alice Hoffman
November - "Farhenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury
October "The Time Between" by Karen White
September - "Water for Elephants" by Sara  Gruen 
August - "Ironweed" by Wiliam Kennedy
July - "The Great Gatsby" by Scott Fitzgerald
June - "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham
April - " Theatre" by Somerset Maugham
2016
December - "The Sun Also Rises" by Earnest Hemingway
July - "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen
October - "Eugene Onegin" by Alexander Pushkin 
2015
"The Thorn Birds" by Calleen McCullough
"The Black Obelisk" by Ericj Maria Remarque
"The Chronicles of Narina" by C. Lewis
"The Funeral Party" by Ludmila Ulitskaya
"A Streetcar Named  Desire" by Tennessee Wiliams

 

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