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LBB Book Club: Reader Beware! discusses Leech

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An online meeting option is still available! Email shane.m@left-bank.com for meeting link!

Join Reader Beware! for a reading group discussion of Leech by Hiron Ennes!

Get Leech for 20% off in-store and online during the months of April and May!

 

"[Leech] is The Thing meets The Alienist . . . beautifully written and so strangely humane . . . I will follow this writer anywhere going forward.” —Gillian Flynn, New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl

A surreal and horrifying debut, Hiron Ennes's Leech defies our understanding of identity, heredity, and bodily autonomy.


The RUSA Best Horror Novel of 2023!

Finalist for the British Fantasy Newcomer Award!

An October "Great Reads" Indie Next Pick!

A Wall Street Journal Best Book!

“A wonderful new entry to Gothic science fiction, impeccably clever and atmospheric. Think Wuthering Heights... with worms!” —Tamsyn Muir

MEET THE CURE FOR THE HUMAN DISEASE


In an isolated chateau, as far north as north goes, the baron’s doctor has died. The doctor’s replacement has a mystery to solve: discovering how the Institute lost track of one of its many bodies.

For hundreds of years the Interprovincial Medical Institute has grown by taking root in young minds and shaping them into doctors, replacing every human practitioner of medicine. The Institute is here to help humanity, to cure and to cut, to cradle and protect the species from the apocalyptic horrors their ancestors unleashed.

In the frozen north, the Institute's body will discover a competitor for its rung at the top of the evolutionary ladder. A parasite is spreading through the baron's castle, already a dark pit of secrets, lies, violence, and fear. The two will make war on the battlefield of the body. Whichever wins, humanity will lose again.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - 7:00pm

LBB Book Club: Shakespeare Festival Reads discusses The Winter's Tale

Left Bank Books Online Meeting
THIS BOOK GROUP MEETING IS ONLINE. EMAIL shane.m@left-bank.com FOR MEETING LINK.

Join Shakespeare Festival Reads for a reading group discussion of The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare!

Get The Winter's Tale for 20% off in-store and online during the months of November and December!

 

One of the last plays Shakespeare penned on his own, The Winter’s Tale is a transcendent work of death and rebirth, exploring irrational sexual jealousy, the redemptive world of nature, and the magical power of art.

Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, this Modern Library series incorporates definitive texts and authoritative notes from William Shakespeare: Complete Works. Each play includes an Introduction as well as an overview of Shakespeare’s theatrical career; commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers; scene-by-scene analysis; key facts about the work; a chronology of Shakespeare’s life and times; and black-and-white illustrations.

Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

Tuesday, December 17, 2024 - 7:00pm

LBB Book Club: Shakespeare Festival Reads discusses Shakespeare Invention of the Human November

Left Bank Books Online Meeting
THIS BOOK GROUP MEETING IS ONLINE. EMAIL shane.m@left-bank.com FOR MEETING LINK.

Join Shakespeare Festival Reads for a reading group discussion of Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human by Harold Bloom!

Get Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human for 20% off in-store and online during the months of September, October, and November!

 

"The indispensable critic on the indispensable writer." -Geoffrey O'Brien, New York Review of Books

A landmark achievement as expansive, erudite, and passionate as its renowned author, this book is the culmination of a lifetime of reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare.

Preeminent literary critic-and ultimate authority on the western literary tradition, Harold Bloom leads us through a comprehensive reading of every one of the dramatist's plays, brilliantly illuminating each work with unrivaled warmth, wit and insight. At the same time, Bloom presents one of the boldest theses of Shakespearean scholarships: that Shakespeare not only invented the English language, but also created human nature as we know it today.

 

Tuesday, November 19, 2024 - 7:00pm

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