Simply Books! February Meeting

Our conversation this month touched on the nature of loss, introversion, quirky novels, and much more–but our primary topics seemed to be Jane Austen and the Jazz Age.

…I think I might have just cursed a new book series into existence.  Oops.

Anyway, learn more about this month’s meeting and see our booklist after the jump!

As I mentioned, we talked a lot about the enduring popularity of Jane Austen, both for readers and writers, since one of our members read both Austenland and Death Comes to Pemberley.  Another author we discussed was Ernest Hemingway, as another reader read both A Moveable Feast and the novel The Paris Wife.   Talk of Hemingway led to a discussion of the Jazz Age, and of the Lost Generation in Paris.

To end our meeting, one of our members brought a Show and Tell–a great old copy of Dickens’ The Old Curiosity Shop that had belonged to her mother.  A very fun ending to a wide-ranging literary conversation!

Here are February’s Simply Books! reads.  Click on the title/book cover to learn more.

Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

No One Gardens Alone: A Life of Elizabeth Lawrence by Emily Herring Wilson

My Only Story by Monica Woods

Austenland by Shannon Hale

Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl

The Long Goodbye by Meghan O’Rourke

Our next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, March 3rd at 2pm, in the Jean Picker Room.



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