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.*
September 21: S Stephanie leads a discussion of The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
S Stephanie's poetry and book reviews have appeared in many literary magazines such as, Birmingham Poetry Review, Café Review, Literary Laundry, OVS, Rattle, St. Petersburg Review, Solidus, The Southern Review, The Sun, and Third Coast. She has two chapbooks, Throat (Igneus Press) and What the News Seemed to Say (Pudding House), and one forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is an adjunct teacher at the NH Institute of Art in Manchester,NH . She is also Editor Emeritus for The Tower Journal. Currently she lives in Manchester, NH.
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.