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Book Club – September

This event is open to members and non-members

Date and Time: Mon., September 21st at 2pm.
Place: The book store Raconte Moi la Terre’s tearoom, 14 rue du Plat 69002 Lyon (near Place Bellecour)

Our selection for September 21st is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. A blind French girl and an orphaned Nazi conscript anchor Anthony Doerr’s sweeping novel of German occupation. Intricately interlocking sections begin to fall, like tumblers, into place as the novel progresses, while larger themes of loss and isolation play out upon characters’ fixations with radio waves, locksmithing, gemology, and shell collecting. Part historical fiction, part fable, part cabinet of curiosities, All the Light We Cannot See builds its own rare and fabulous world.

October’s selection will be Ghost Story by Peter Straub. For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them. Now they are about to learn what happens to those who believe they can bury the past — and get away with murder. Peter Straub’s classic bestseller is a work of “superb horror” (The Washington Post Book World) that, like any good ghost story, stands the test of time — and conjures our darkest fears and nightmares.

Let me know if you plan to attend so I can save enough chairs. They serve lunch there if you would like to come earlier.


Event Organizers: Denise Kafeyan, Lisa Arsac