Category Archives: 2019 Selections

The Perfect Weapon

In May we will discuss a book selected by Sid Whaley: David Sanger, The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age,  Crown (June 19, 2018). Advertisements

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Amor Towles’s “A Gentleman in Moscow.”

At our April 2019 meeting we will discuss the following book suggested by Van Perdue: Armor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel, Viking; 1 edition (September 6, 2016).

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The Emissary Puzzle

I spent last weekend puzzling through this month’s selection for our book club, The Emissary, by Yoko Tawada. It was a second reading. I understand that Donald Trump also spent a puzzling weekend. In his case, he was actually trying … Continue reading

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Yoko Tawada’s The Emissary

At our March meeting we will discuss a book selected by David Gilmour: Yoko Tawada, The Emissary, Translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani 138 pages. New Directions, Winner of 2018 National Book Award in Translated Literature.

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February Selection: The Perfect Nanny

At our February meeting we will discuss a selection by Peter Farnum: Leila Slimani, The Perfect Nanny: A Novel, original French title Chanson douce published in 2016, English translation by Sam Taylor published by Penguin Books, 2018.

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Funny Things Happen when a Modern Utopia meets Human Nature

H.G. Wells, A Modern Utopia, originally published in 1905, page numbers and quotes in this commentary are from Penguin Classics Edition, 2005. This book uses somewhat complex points of view and plot structures such that it could probably be aptly … Continue reading

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H. G. Wells, A Modern Utopia

We are going to start off the new year with a book suggested by Mark Jensen:   H. G. Wells, A Modern Utopia, originally published in 1905, widely available in a number of formats.

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