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Brown Book Club: “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?”

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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The Brown Book Club will meet in Bethesda on Sunday, July 9, to discuss Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. We’ll begin at 6pm with dinner, then go on to discussion.  Please RSVP by Friday, July 7 by contacting the event organizer, who will provide location information. Mention any food allergies, and bring $6 – $8 for the meal.

“Comedy heaven…. This divinely funny, many-faceted novel…leaves convention behind. Instead, it plays to Ms. Semple’s strengths as someone who can practice ventriloquism in many voices, skip over the mundane and utterly refute the notion that mixed-media fiction is bloggy, slack or lazy…. The tightly constructed Bernadette is written in many formats-e-mails, letters, F.B.I. documents, correspondence with a psychiatrist and even an emergency-room bill for a run-in between Bernadette and Audrey. Yet these pieces are strung together so wittily that Semple’s storytelling is always front and center, in sharp focus. You could stop and pay attention to how apt each new format is, how rarely she repeats herself and how imaginatively she unveils every bit of information. But you would have to stop laughing first.”―Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Fiction, 352 pages. 2013.

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Date:
July 9
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Organizer

Debby Cooney
Email:
resmar@comcast.net

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