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Book Club


book club

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: Friday, June 21, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: TBA
Bring something to the table. 
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Fifth businessBook of June 2024 
"Fifth Business" by Robertson Davies. The novel stands alone as a remarkable story told by a rational man who discovers that the marvelous is only another aspect of the real.  Dunstan Ramsey, the narrator and protagonist, is “fifth business”, a character trope associated with teater: not the hero, not the heroine, not the confidante, not the villain, but the other person – any other person – needed to make the world around these four important figures function.
To read this book online in Russian - click here
May "Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel García Márquez
April - "The Dinner" by Herman Koch
March"Summer House with Swimming Pool" by Herman Koch
February - "The Ginger Man" by J.P. Donleavy
January - "Steppenwolf'  by Hermann Hesse 
November/December - "The House of the Spirits" by Isabel Allende.
October - "Russian Canary: Zheltukhin" by Dina Rubina
September - Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes
August "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini 
July - "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe
June  - "Petrov's Flu" by Aleksey Salnikovy
May - "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy
April - "The Joke" by Milan Kundera
March - "Thérèse Desqueyroux" by François Mauriac
FebruaryAmy and Isabelle " by Elizabeth Strout
January - "Oscar and the Lady in Pink" by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt 
December - "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" by Gabriel Garsia Markes
November - "Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands" by Jorge Amado 
October  - "The City and the Dogs" by Mario Vargas Llosa
September - "The Postman Always Rings Twice"  by James Cain
August - "Death with Interruptions"  by Jose Saramago
July - "The God of Small Things"  by Arundhati Roy
June"The Dutch House" by Ann Patchett
May  - "Wide Sargasso Sea" by Jean Rhys 
April"Downton Abbey" by Jessica Fellowes
March - "Where Angels Fear to Tread" by F.M. Forster
January/February - "Brideshead Revisited" by Evelyn Waugh

December - "Foreigner" by Sergey Dovlatov.
November - "Bel-Ami" by Guy De Maupassant.
October - "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" by Fannie Flagg
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
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
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

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 Gathering"  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
December - "The Marriage of Opposites" by Alice Hoffman
November - "Fahrenheit 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
December - "The Sun Also Rises" by Earnest Hemingway
July - "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen
October - "Eugene Onegin" by Alexander Pushkin 
"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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