7900 High School Rd, Elkins Park, PA

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Hot Off the Press Fall 2017

In this lively monthly book discussion class led by Lynn Rosen, participants read and discuss new literary fiction. Class conversations include a thorough and thoughtful analysis of the book as well as background information provided by Lynn about the author and the book’s path to publication. We talk serious book talk, but have a lot of laughs too!

Class meets on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:30pm. A second session runs on Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11am.
Dates:
Tuesday:  September 12, October 10, November 7, December 5
Friday: September 15, October 13, November 10, December 8

Location: Elkins Park, PA 19027

Cost: $130

To sign up click HERE.

Book Selections are listed below (click the title for more info)

Session costs are non-refundable.
Books are not included in the cost of the c
lass.
Discounted class books are available for students at Open Book Bookstore. 
Contact lynn@openbookphilly.com with questions.

Fall 2017 Selections

Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochoda

December 5 & 8, 2017

A portrait of contemporary Los Angeles, featuring a stunning cast of misfits and lost souls. We are invited into the story as commuters on their way to work sit in standstill freeway traffic (somewhat reminiscent of “La La Land”) as a naked runner goes by, and from there are led into the heartache and hope in the characters’ lives.

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Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

November 7 & 10, 2017

In Brooklyn during the Great Depression, Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who is somehow crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war…

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

October 10 & 13, 2017

Ng follows the bestselling Everything I Never Told You with a powerful new novel traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. As always, she looks beneath the surface of suburbia and uncovers what has long been hidden.

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Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

September 12 & 15, 2017

This novel, long-listed for this year’s Man Booker Prize, is the author’s eighth book, yet she has not yet achieved acclaim in the US. Perhaps this is the book that will build her American reputation! It tells of three siblings in a British family…

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