RYE MEN'S BOOK GROUP UPCOMING MEETINGS AND BOOK SELECTIONS


 Thurs nov 7, 8:00 pm

 

Home: TBD. Book: Oxford Book of Short Stories, VS Pritchett

Stories to be read:

Sir Walter Scott, The Two Drovers
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Birthmark. (Bill G.)
Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher
Mark Twain, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (Bill G.)
Bret Harte, The Illiad of Sandy Bar
Ambrose Bierce, The Coup de Grace
Henry James, Paste
Joseph Conrad, The Secret Sharer
O. Henry, Telemachus, Friend
Hector Huch Munro (Saki), Sredni Vashtar
W. Somerset Maugham, An Official Position
Sherwood Anderson, I Want to Know Why
James Joyce, Grace

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  Thurs Dec 5, 8PM

Home: TBD, Book: Eminent Victorians by Lytton Scrachey


Upcoming Dates and Books Scheduled   


Confirmed Books To Be Scheduled


Books and Topics of Interest, but not yet confirmed

Angle of Repose, Wallace Stenger (may be too long, rescheduled from April 2019, Clark, to possible later date)

Alphabeta, John Man (Fred)

History of English Language (Peter)

History of various commodities (Howard)

Pogrom, Steven Zipperstein (Howard)

Something by Malcolm Gladwell (or a compilation? like What The Dog Saw)

Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston (Howard)

Last Hope Island or Citizens of London? Lynne Olson

Good contemporary biography on Andrew Jackson (Peter)

Death in Venice, Thomas Mann

Something by Nabokov- Lolita or Pale Fire

Katherine Ann Porter short stories

Raymond Chandler (Mitch & Howard)

Something by James Baldwin (essays or novel?) Bob

Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (Bob)

                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 





 




Titles for Consideration

Destiny of the Repbublic: (The Assassination of Garfield,) Candice Millard,

"Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed With Time", by Simon Garfield. (suggested by Bill Marden, Feb 2018)

Where They Stand, Robert W. Merry (rating Presidents)

Alexander Hamilton, Richard Brookhiser

The Gene, Siddartha Mukerhjee

The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien

Novel by James Cain (similar to Talented Mr Ripley)  for next summer

1491, New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Charles Mann (recommended by Alan Kelsey, March 2018)

Book: The Vintage Book of American Short Stories, Edited by Tobias Wolff