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The Reader's Loft recognizes the importance of book groups as a way of creating community around the written word in these modern and often too-busy times.
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When you register your book group at The Reader's Loft, you receive:
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Chrysalis Book Group
And The Mountains Echoed By Khaled Hosseini
Tuesday, October 21
6:30 pm at The Reader's Loft
An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of
yourself in someone else.
Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New
York Times–bestselling author of The
Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid
Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one
another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale
revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters,
cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families
nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we
are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter
most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices
and loves around the globe — from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek
island of Tinos — the story expands gradually outward, becoming more
emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.
Ashenden By Elizabeth Wilhide
Tuesday, November 18
6:30 pm at The Reader's Loft
THE HOUSE CONTAINS TIME. ITS WALLS HOLD STORIES. . . .
When brother and sister Charlie and Ros discover that they
have inherited Ashenden, the beautiful eighteenth-century English country house
steeped in their family history, they face an important decision: Do they try
to keep it or do they sell it?
In a beguiling narrative spanning two and a half centuries,
we meet those who have built the house, lived in it, loved it, and those who
would subvert it to their own ends. The walls of Ashenden echo with the lives
of the architect who directs the building of the house in 1775, the wealthy
Henderson family in their heyday, the maid who is tempted to solve her problems
by stealing a trinket, the Jazz Age speculator who hosts a fabulous treasure
hunt, the prisoners held there during World War II, and the young couple who
lovingly restore it in the 1950s.
With upstairs and downstairs storylines intertwining to form
a rich tapestry, Ashenden is an
evocative portrait of a house that is a character as compelling as the people
who inhabit it.