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Legendary Book Club - Hamnet

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Thu, May 13, 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Virtual Event, San Diego CA 92106
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Free; Bring your own refreshments!
Ms. Lynn Basquez, BA History '78

Our next meeting will be Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 6:30 PM via ZOOM. 

We will be discussing Hamnet, a novel of historical fiction by Maggie O'Farrell. Its release in paperback is scheduled for April 1, and I know there was some discussion of sharing copies...Feel free to email/replyall to request/offer copies! As a reminder-- it is beautiful to listen to on Audible! 

Other books considered included:

  • When Books Went to War (non-fiction) by XXXXX (190 pgs) (suggested previously by Beth, I think)
  • The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu (non-fiction)by Joshua Hammer (240 pgs) (suggested by Linda)
  • Parable of the Sower (Sci Fi) by OctaviaButler (suggested by Lynn)
  • Real American (memoir) by Julie Lythcott-Haims(about identity in America; suggested by Sheryl)

Other suggestions (we generate a lot of ideas!):

  • A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life (biography) by George Saunders (suggested by Linda??)
  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (comic novel) by Jonas Jonasson (suggested by Sheryl??) (400 pgs) (There is also a fun movie for this one!)
  • P.S. Your Cat is Dead (novel/play) by James Kirkwood (suggested by Sheryl??) (240 pgs)
  • The Henna Artist suggested by Carl
  • Americanah (novel) by Chimamanda Ngozi Aditchie (suggested by Judy) (600 pgs) 


RSVP via email to Lynn at by May 9, 2021 

6:30 to 7-7:15 - Socialize, check-ins
7-7:15 to 8-8:15 - Book discussion
Then -- pick book for July 2021 meeting


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