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Humble Beginnings

Whether they've won multiple literary awards or have written several bestsellers, all of our favorite writers have a debut. Was their future success a fait accompli, or did they have a long road ahead? Join us the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. and we'll discuss their first novels.

Books will be discounted at Left Bank Books both online and in the store the month before and the month of the reading group at 20% off. If you have any questions or are interested in joining, please email Shane.


2019 Titles

January 16th, 2019, 7pm: Ghostwritten by David Mitchell

February 20th, 2019, 7pm: The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

March 20th, 2019, 7pm: The Fishermen by Chigozie Obiama

April 17th, 2019, 7pm: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

May 15th, 2019, 7pm: Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

June 19th, 2019, 7pm: Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters

July 17th, 2019 7pm: Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore

August 21st, 2019, 7pm: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

September 18th, 2019, 7pm: Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat

October 16th, 2019, 7pm: Carrie by Stephen King

November 20th, 2019, 7pm: There There by Tommy Orange

December 18th 2019, 7pm: ????


Previous Titles: 2018

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Breath, Eyes, Memory Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616955021
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soho Press - February 24th, 2015

September 2019 Humble Beginnings reading group selection

Staff Pick Badge
Carrie Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984898104
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - December 31st, 2018

October 2019 Humble Beginnings reading group selection

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There There: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525520375
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - June 5th, 2018

November 2019 Humble Beginnings reading group selection