Book Club Discussion: Geek Love
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club Discussion: Geek Love

Geek Love, Katherine Dunn

Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out–with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes–to breed their own exhibit of human oddities.  As the Binewskis take their act across the backwaters of the U.S., Geek Love throws its sulfurous light on our notions of the freakish and the normal, the beautiful and the ugly, the holy and the obscene. Family values will never be the same.

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BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION: ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
Jan
9
6:30 PM18:30

BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION: ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

A blind French girl and an orphaned Nazi conscript anchor Anthony Doerr’s sweeping novel of German occupation. Intricately interlocking sections begin to fall, like tumblers, into place as the novel progresses, while larger themes of loss and isolation play out upon characters’ fixations with radio waves, locksmithing, gemology, and shell collecting. Part historical fiction, part fable, part cabinet of curiosities, All the Light We Cannot See builds its own rare and fabulous world.

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BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION: THE FORTRESS
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION: THE FORTRESS

The critically acclaimed, bestselling author of Falling Through the Earth and Angelology returns with this much-anticipated memoir of love and transformation in France. The Fortress is Peter Mayle meets Eat, Pray, Love, a gorgeously written account of one woman’s journey to the other side of the romantic fairytale.

 **Note: Danielle Trussoni will be at Beginnings signing copies of The Fortress in October

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BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION: THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION: THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING

From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage--and a life, in good times and bad--that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. 

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BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION: SWEETBITTER
Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION: SWEETBITTER

SIGNED COPIES OF SWEETBITTER ARE FOR SALE AT BEGINNINGS BAR FOR $25

A thrilling novel of the senses and a coming-of-age tale, following a small-town girl into the electrifying world of New York City and the education of a lifetime at one of the most exclusive restaurants in Manhattan.  

Twenty-two, and knowing no one, Tess leaves home to begin her adult life in New York City. Thus begins a year that is both enchanting and punishing, in a low-level job at “the best restaurant in New York City.” Grueling hours and a steep culinary learning curve awaken her to the beauty of oysters, the finest Champagnes, the appellations of Burgundy. At the same time, she opens herself to friendships—and love—set against the backdrop of dive bars and late nights.  As her appetites sharpen—for food and wine, but also for knowledge, experience, and belonging—Tess is drawn into a darkly alluring love triangle that will prove to be her most exhilarating and painful lesson of all. 

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Book Club FAQ
Oct
2
to Dec 31

Book Club FAQ

1.    What kind of books will we read?  At this time, we’re going with a mix of genres- and taking all of your suggestions into account. As we grow, we may start new clubs based on genre, author or theme (food books, anyone?)

2.    How will meetings be structured? Depending on how many members we have attending at any given time, we will either all be seated at one big table, or broken into groups of 6-8 people with suggested discussion topics on the table.  Please come with one passage from the book you would like to discuss. This is an informal, fun group! Come ready to make new friends and share ideas. 

3.    What do I need to do to attend a meeting? You MUST call ahead or sign up on our website (Under Book Club Mondays). When you call, ask to be seated at the “book club table”.  To attend a meeting, you must order food (or it is a two-drink minimum). We will have food and drink specials exclusively for book club members that will often be themed to the book of the month. Sign up under each book club date on this page, or call us at Beginnings. 

4.    How often will we meet? We’ll meet on the second Monday of the month (with the exception of October, due to the Columbus Day holiday).

5.    How will we keep in touch? Beginnings will send monthly meeting reminders. You can also find all information for upcoming book club events on our website (www.beginningsrestaurant.com).

6.    What if a book club I am already in wants to have our meeting at Beginnings? Book your book club meeting on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday night and take advantage of our book club specials. You must have a party of 6 or more, and you must call ahead to make a reservation.

 

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