BOOK CLUB: Dine & Discuss

Do you enjoy reading, eating and exploring?  Join Us!

 

The book club meets monthly at local restaurants in the southern Westchester and northern Bronx region.  Members take turns leading a session, including book and restaurant selection and discussion facilitation  

There is no fee to participate.  Book club members are responsible for their food and beverage purchases at meetings and obtaining their books.  Restaurant selections will be cost-conscious with entrees ranging from $15 - $25.  Advance registration required.

See below for the current book selection.

Next Meeting:​
Wednesday, April 8
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:
Buddha Asian Bistro
55 Hamilton Street
Dobbs Ferry, NY
FREE
Currently At Capacity

Or, call (347) 903-3354

BOOK SELECTION

CITY OF GIRLS 

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love.

In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest.

Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is." Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other.

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