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Lesbian Reading Group: Annie on My Mind

Join us for a reading group discussion of Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden! Nancy Garden's groundbreaking book, first published in 1982, is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 7:30pm

Reading the World Reading Group: Population: 485

Join us for a reading group discussion of Population: 485 by Michael Perry! Venue: Left Bank Books - Downtown Against a backdrop of fires and tangled wrecks, bar fights and smelt feeds, Population: 485 by Michael Perry is a comic and sometimes heartbreaking true tale leavened with quieter meditations on overlooked America. Population: 485 is also a World Book Night 2013 selection.

Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 2:00pm

Writers Read Reading Group: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

Join us for a reading group discussion of The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin! Venue: Left Bank Books - Downtown At once intimate and epic, The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin invokes a powerful sense of place. Coplin mixes tenderness and violence as she spins the engrossing tale of a solitary orchardist who provides shelter to two runaway teenage girls in the untamed American West.

Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 4:00pm

CANCELED: Lesbian Reading Group: Annie on My Mind

 THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Join us for a reading group discussion of Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden! Venue: Left Bank Books - Central West End (downstairs) Nancy Garden's groundbreaking book, first published in 1982, is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:00pm

Gay Men's Reading Group: A Book of Secrets

Join us for a reading group discussion of A Book of Secrets by Michael Holroyd! Venue: Left Bank Books - Central West End (downstairs) Michael Holroyd's work unearths the stories of women on the periphery of the respectable world--from Alice Keppel, the mistress of Lord Grimthorpe and the Prince of Wales; to Eve Fairfax, a muse of Aguste Rodin; to the novelist Violet Trefusis, the lover of Vita Sackville-West.

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 7:30pm

Teen Reading Group: The Reece Malcolm List

Join us for a reading group discussion of The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding! Venue: Left Bank Books - Central West End (downstairs) When Devan's father dies, she's shipped off to L.A. to live with the mother she's never met. All she knows about Reece Malcolm is contained in a list of notebook entries that don't add up to much. But then the Reece Malcolm list gets a surprising new entry...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 7:30pm

Shakespeare Festival Reads Reading Group: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599

Join us for a reading group discussion of A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599 by James Shapiro! Venue: Left Bank Books - Central West End (downstairs) James Shapiro's book illuminates both Shakespeare's staggering achievement--writing Henry the Fifth, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and Hamlet--and what Elizabethans experienced during 1599--crushing an Irish rebellion, gambling on a fledgling East India Company, and more.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 7:00pm

Novel Ideas Reading Group: One Amazing Thing

Join us for a reading group discussion of One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni! Venue: Left Bank Books - Downtown When an earthquake hits an unidentified American city, nine people are trapped in a passport and visa office. To pass the time, they each share one story, "one amazing thing" from their lives that they've never told anyone, in One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 12:00pm

Read This Play Reading Group: Topdog/Underdog

Join us for a reading group discussion of Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks!Venue: Left Bank Books - Central West End (downstairs) This 2002 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, a darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity, is Suzan-Lori Parks's latest riff on the way we are defined by history. Lincoln and Booth are two brothers whose names are a foretelling of a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 7:30pm

Reading the World Reading Group: All the Roads Are Open

Join us for a reading group discussion of All the Roads Are Open by Annemarie Schwarzenbach!Venue: Left Bank Books - Downtown In June 1939, Annemarie Schwarzenbach and fellow writer Ella Maillart set out from Geneva for Afghanistan. The first women to travel Afghanistan's Northern Road, they fled the storm brewing in Europe to seek a place untouched by what they considered to be Western neuroses.

Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 2:00pm

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