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Adult Book Club

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

This month’s selection is:

Adult Book Club - The Only Street in ParisThe Only Street in Paris : life on the Rue des Martyrs by Elaine Sciolino

“Part memoir, part travelogue, part love letter to the people who live and work on a magical street in Paris. Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. ‘I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs,’ Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood’s rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure. On this street, the patron saint of France was beheaded and the Jesuits took their first vows. It was here that Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted circus acrobats, Émile Zola situated a lesbian dinner club in his novel Nana, and François Truffaut filmed scenes from The 400 Blows. Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents–the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who’s been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century, the owner of a hundred-year-old bookstore, the woman who repairs eighteenth-century mercury barometers–bringing Paris alive in all of its unique majesty. The Only Street in Paris will make readers hungry for Paris, for cheese and wine, and for the kind of street life that is all too quickly disappearing” (Provided by the Publisher)

Pick up your copy of The Only Street in Paris then join us for the discussion Thursday, July 27 @ 6 pm.

See you at the library!

Book ClubAdult Book Club

Interested in reviewing and discussing intriguing contemporary fiction and nonfiction books on a variety of topics?  Then you’ll love our Adult Book Club!

Join us as we explore books of all kinds—contemporary fiction, special interests, current and past affairs, fun trends, memoirs, etc. The purpose of the Thursday Book Club is to offer readers a fresh approach to the traditional book club.

Copies of the Adult Book Club book selections will be available at the library and to order.  Reserving a copy is highly recommended.

Book discussions will be held the last Thursday of the month.

Call (964-2020) or drop by for this month’s selection.

We look forward to sharing a reading adventure with you!

Details

Date:
July 27
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Organizer

Fort Bragg Library
Phone:
707-964-2020
Website:
fortbragglibrary.org

Venue

Fort Bragg Library
499 E Laurel St
Fort Bragg, CA United States
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Phone:
707-964-2020