Book Lover's Affair
The Book Lover’s Affair welcomes everyone who enjoys reading and discussing books. The meetings generally last 60 to 90 minutes. They’ve made a conscious choice to omit refreshments. Books are selected every 3 or 4 months. Everyone makes suggestions and they are decided by a vote.
The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson
Part mystery and part drama, Meyerson uses a complex family dynamic in The Bookshop of Yesterdays to spotlight the importance of truth and our need for forgiveness.” —Associated Press
Amy Meyerson teaches in the writing department at the University of Southern California, where she completed her graduate work in creative writing. She has been published in numerous literary magazines and currently lives in Los Angeles. The Bookshop of Yesterdays is her first novel. - Amazon
The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
Louise Erdrich pays poignant homage to her grandfather in this sweeping novel about Native American dispossession in the 1950s. —Erin Kodicek, Amazon Book Review
Louise Erdrich is one of the most gifted, prolific, and challenging of American novelists. Her fiction reflects aspects of her mixed heritage. She is the author of many novels, the first of which, Love Medicine, won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the last of which, The Round House, won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2012. - Amazon
Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery
A brilliant look at an America—both good and bad—that has slipped away, seen through the eyes and feet of one of America’s most unlikely heroines. Gatewood’s story suggests anything is possible; no matter your age, gender, or quality of your walking shoes. —Stephen Rodrick
Ben Montgomery is a staff writer at the Tampa Bay Times and cofounder of the Auburn Chautauqua, a Southern writers’ collective. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2010 and has won many other national writing awards.