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2019 Reston Book Club

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Reston Book Club
Thursdays, September 26, October 17, November 7, 2:15-3:40
United Christian Parish
Coordinators: Luci Martel               lmartel28@gmail.com
                         Nancy Scheeler       nscheeler@verizon.net
 
This is a book discussion club for OLLI members who find it convenient to meet on the OLLI Reston campus.  The purpose is to focus on serious contemporary fiction, primarily—but not limited to—works by American or UK authors.  We look for good novels on the long lists, short lists, and winner lists of the U.S. National Book Award and the U.K. Man Booker prize and other major prizes.  This term we will discuss the following:
  • September 26:  Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.  It won the Booker Prize in 1975.  “Beautiful, spoiled, and bored Olivia, married to a civil servant, enrages society in the tiny, suffocating town of Satipur by eloping with an Indian prince.  Fifty years later, her step-granddaughter goes back to the heat, the dust, and the squalor of the bazaars to solve the enigma of Olivia’s scandal.”
  • October 17:  Asymmetry, a debut novel by Lisa Halliday.  The Washington Post said “Exquisite. . .For us, the ride is in surrendering to falling down rabbit holes to unknown places.  The moment Asymmetry reaches its perfect ending, it’s all the reader can do return to the beginning in awe, to discover how Halliday upturned the story again and again.”  It’s a Time and New York Times Top 10 Book of 2018.
  • November 7:  Normal People by Sally Rooney.  Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2018, Normal People “explores intense love across social classes” in contemporary Ireland.  The New Yorker said Rooney “has been hailed as the first great millennial novelist for her stories of love. . . .[she writes] some of the best dialogue I’ve read.”

Class Details

7 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Thu.  
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Location : United Christian Parish Location : 
  United Christian Parish.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Nancy Scheeler  2.Luci Martel 

Class Fee: 

$0.00


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
1/24/2019 - 1/24/2019 Weekly - Thu 2:15 PM - 3:40 PM Reston, United Christian Parish  Map, Room: Room 117 Luci Martel 
3/28/2019 - 3/28/2019 Weekly - Thu 2:15 PM - 3:40 PM Reston, United Christian Parish  Map, Room: Room 117 Luci Martel 
4/18/2019 - 4/18/2019 Weekly - Thu 2:15 PM - 3:40 PM Reston, United Christian Parish  Map, Room: Room 117 Luci Martel 
5/9/2019 - 5/9/2019 Weekly - Thu 2:15 PM - 3:40 PM Reston, United Christian Parish  Map, Room: Room 117 Luci Martel  ; Nancy Scheeler 
9/26/2019 - 9/26/2019 Weekly - Thu 2:15 PM - 3:40 PM Reston, United Christian Parish  Map, Room: Room 117 Luci Martel 
10/17/2019 - 10/17/2019 Weekly - Thu 2:15 PM - 3:40 PM Reston, United Christian Parish  Map, Room: Room 117 Luci Martel  ; Nancy Scheeler 
11/7/2019 - 11/7/2019 Weekly - Thu 2:15 PM - 3:40 PM Reston, United Christian Parish  Map, Room: Room 117 Luci Martel  ; Nancy Scheeler 

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