The Writer's Book Club

@ Duckworth's Bistrot


We invite you to sit down with us to discuss books we love over a glass of fine wine and fresh, seasonal appetizers. This is not a lecture--guests are strongly encouraged to engage in the discussion. Our goal is to have fun in a thoughtful way. Make sure to reserve your spot early. Seating is limited, and you'll want to give yourself time to read the book of the month.* 


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2014 Book Club Calendar


August 17: Anita Diamant leads a discussion of Ballistics by Billy Collins


Anita Diamant writing career began in Boston in 1975. As a freelance journalist, she contributed to local magazines and newspapers, including the Boston Phoenix, the Boston Globe, and Boston Magazine, branching out into regional and national media, with articles in New England Monthly, Yankee, Self, Parenting, Parents, McCalls, and Ms. She also wrote about Jewish practice and the Jewish community for Reform Judaism magazine, Hadassah magazine, and A collection of her essays appears in the book, Pitching My Tent: On Marriage, Motherhood, Friendship and Other Leaps of Faith. Diamant’s first book was The New Jewish Wedding, which she followed the with five more guidebooks to Jewish life and lifecycle events. In 1997, Diamant published her first work of fiction, The Red Tent, whichthe independent booksellers alliance honored as its “Booksense Best Fiction” selection in 2001. Diamant’s novels, Good Harbor, and The Last Days of Dogtown, are both set in Cape Ann.



September Book Club Detail SOON!



October 19: Steve Almond leads a discussion of The Royal Physician's Visit by Per Olov Enquist


Steve Almond spent seven years as a newspaper reporter in Texas and Florida before writing his first book, the story collection My Life in Heavy Metal. His non-fiction book, Candyfreak, was a New York Times Bestseller. His short fiction has been included in The Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize anthologies, and his most recent collection, God Bless America, won the Paterson Prize for Fiction. Almond writes commentary and journalism regularly for The New York Times Magazine and The Boston Globe. A former sports reporter and play-by-play man, Almond lives outside Boston with his wife and three children.


All Book Club events begin at 5 PM. 


Duckworth's Bistrot is located at 197 East Main St., Gloucester, MA 01930

* Ticket price is $45, and includes wine/beer, fresh, seasonal appetizers, and a great discussion. To purchase your book, we like to suggest you buy from your local independent bookseller. On Cape Ann we have two great shops to choose from: The Bookstore of Gloucester and Toad Hall Books in Rockport.


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