We invite you to sit down with us to discuss books we love over a glass of fine wine and dinner. 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.
2020 Book Club Schedule
Feb. 23 The Power by Naomi Alderman
Moderators: Christopher Anderson and Jenn Monroe will open out the 2020 season with a jolt leading a discussion of this dystopian novel that was on The New York Time's "Best of 2017" list.
March 15 Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Moderator: Sandra Williams is author of Moss on Stone: A Historical Novella, based on the diary of the young Susannah Norwood Torrey, a mid-nineteenth century Rockport, MA woman, and Time and Tide: A Collection of Tales. She facilitates poetry groups and serves on the Board of Directors at the Gloucester Writers Center in Gloucester, MA, and was co-chair for the Dogtown Writers Festival in September of 2019. She lives in Rockport with her artist husband, Robert, and loves being part of Cape Ann's community of creativity.
All Book Club events begin
at 5 PM.
Duckworth's Bistrot is located at 197 East Main St., Gloucester, MA 01930
Lit House Book Club tickets are non-refundable. Ticket exchanges are available if cancellation requests are made at least five (5) days before the event.
NOTE: Please do not call Duckworth's Bistrot with questions about these events. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Ticket price is $50, and includes wine/beer, dinner, and a great discussion. To purchase your book, we like to suggest you buy from your local independent bookseller. On Cape Ann visit The Bookstore of Gloucester.
May 17 The Wife by Meg Wolitzer
Moderators: Erin & Steve Almond return to Book Club together to co-moderate a discussion of this tale of marriage and sacrifice that was recently adapted into a 2017 feature film starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.
Erin Almond celebrated the publication of her first novel, Witches’ Dance (Lanternfish Press) in October 2019. Also a short story writer, essayist and reviewer, her work has been published in The Boston Globe, Colorado Review, Normal School, Small Spiral Notebook, and on Cognoscenti.com, and The Rumpus.net. She is a graduate of the UC-Irvine MFA program and Wesleyan University, and a recipient of a St. Botolph Foundation Emerging Artists Grant.
Steve Almond is the author of ten books of fiction and nonfiction, including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football as well as Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country and, most recently, William Stoner and the Battle for the Inner Life (Ig Publishing, 2019). For four years, Steve hosted the New York Times "Dear Sugars" podcast with his pal Cheryl Strayed. His short stories have been anthologized widely, in the Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, Best American Erotica, and Best American Mysteries series. He also publishes crazy, DIY books.