Book Buzz: Pairings

So, “early next week” became “early two weeks from now…”  Sorry, folks.  However, I’ve got dates, I’ve got times, I’ve got titles…here’s what’s we’re going to be buzzing about in Lawrenceville this spring.

Each month we’ll meet twice to discuss two related titles: an old favorite and something a little more off-beat. Everyone’s welcome to come to one discussion – or the other – or both! Copies of each month’s titles will be available for check-out at CLP – Lawrenceville.

(Click on the dates to register!)

Pairing One: Cooks and Cooking

Child, Julia.  My Life in France
March 11, 2013 ** 7pm
CLP – Lawrenceville, 279 Fisk St.

The captivating story of Julia Child’s years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found “her true calling.”

Powell, Julia. Cleaving
March 25, 2013 ** 7pm
Perk Me Up Coffeehouse, 4407 Butler St.

This follow-up to Julie and Julia moves beyond French cooking and into butchery and heartbreak.


Pairing Two: Dead or Alive?

Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein
April 8, 2013 ** 7pm

CLP – Lawrenceville, 279 Fisk St.

Scientist Victor Frankenstein creates a large and powerful creature in the likeness of man, but is disgusted by his own creation and he abandons the being to fend for itself.

Grant, Mira. Feed.
April 22, 2013 ** 7pm
House of the Dead, 4110 Butler St.

Twenty years after the zombie rising, bloggers Shaun and Georgia Mason are chasing stories that may not only change the face of American politics but also reveal the truth behind the infected.

**Books will also be available for purchase at the store.**


Pairing Three: A Woman’s World?

Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid’s Tale
May 13, 2013 ** 7pm
CLP – Lawrenceville, 279 Fisk St.

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, once the United States, an oppressive world where women are no longer allowed to read and are valued only as long as they are viable for reproduction.

Jordan, Hillary. When She Woke.
June 3, 2013 ** 7pm

Church Brew Works, 3521 Liberty Ave.

In the near future, prisoners are genetically modified, not imprisoned. Hannah is a Red: for having an abortion, she has been forever marked as the most heinous type of criminal.  Her road to redemption and to safety forces her to question everything she’s ever believed.

** Please note special date.  Discussion will be held in beer garden, weather permitting. **


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