Tuesday, 17 September at 13:00
For our first meeting after the summer break, we will discuss British journalist Richard Bassett’s Last Days in Old Europe: Trieste ’79, Vienna ’85, Prague ‘89. His account of these cities before the end of the Cold War recalls the relative stability of those years. Upcoming books may include Omani author Jokha Alharth’s novel of a 20th century family, Celestial Bodies, which won the Booker International Prize. Also possibly upcoming is French writer Maylis de Kerangi’s The Cook, a short novel of the young chef Mauro’s intensive training for his chosen profession. For those looking for a well-written, but challenging book for summer reading, Rick Atkinson’s 776-page nonfiction book, The British Are Coming The War for America Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777, is recommended. All are welcome.
Mary Wagener / firstname.lastname@example.org