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San Marco Books and More Book Club

The San Marco Books and More Book Club meets from February-May and September-December.  We are thrilled to have Stacey Goldring, of Chapter Endnotes and the First Coast Connect Book Club, as our facilitator.  The cost is $10 each month.  Refreshments are served and RSVP is preferred.  Please call 904.396.7597 or email sanmarcobooks@aol.com.  

 

 

Books for upcoming months will be highlighted here.    

 

March 2020

Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson

March 10th, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

Before Raymond Carver, John Cheever, and Richard Ford, there was Sherwood Anderson, who, with Winesburg, Ohio, charted a new direction in American fiction--evoking with lyrical simplicity quiet moments of epiphany in the lives of ordinary men and women. In a bed, elevated so that he can peer out the window, an old writer contemplates the fluttering of his heart and considers, as if viewing a pageant, the inhabitants of a small midwestern town. Their stories are about loneliness and alienation, passion and virginity, wealth and poverty, thrift and profligacy, carelessness and abandon.

Please join us March 10th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for this book club discussion professionally facilitated by Stacey Goldring of Chapter Endnotes.

We have this book in stock in our store or you may order your copy directly from our website below.

 

April 2020

Hotel du Lac, by Anita Brookner

April 14th, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

Anita Brookner finds a new vocabulary for framing the eternal question "Why love?" It tells the story of Edith Hope, who writes romance novels under a pseudonym. When her life begins to resemble the plots of her own novels, however, Edith flees to Switzerland, where the quiet luxury of the Hotel du Lac promises to resore her to her senses. But instead of peace and rest, Edith finds herself sequestered at the hotel with an assortment of love's casualties and exiles. She also attracts the attention of a worldly man determined to release her unused capacity for mischief and pleasure. 

Please join us April 14th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for this book club discussion professionally facilitated by Stacey Goldring of Chapter Endnotes.

We have this book in stock in our store or you may order your copy directly from our website below.

 

May 2020

American Pastoral, by Philip Roth

May 12th, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

Roth's protagonist is Swede Levov, a legendary athlete at his Newark high school, who grows up in the booming postwar years to marry a former Miss New Jersey, inherit his father's glove factory, and move into a stone house in the idyllic hamlet of Old Rimrock. And then one day in 1968, Swede's beautiful American luck deserts him.

For Swede's adored daughter, Merry, has grown from a loving, quick-witted girl into a sullen, fanatical teenager—a teenager capable of an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism. And overnight Swede is wrenched out of the longed-for American pastoral and into the indigenous American berserk. Compulsively readable, propelled by sorrow, rage, and a deep compassion for its characters, American Pastoral gives us Philip Roth at the height of his powers. 

Please join us May 12th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for this book club discussion professionally facilitated by Stacey Goldring of Chapter Endnotes.

We have this book in stock in our store or you may order your copy directly from our website below.

 

Summer Read 2020

Manhunt, by James L. Swanson

Tentative:  September 8th, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin, John Wilkes Booth, led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from the just-ended Civil War, watched in horror and sadness.

Please join us Sept. 8th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for this book club discussion professionally facilitated by Stacey Goldring of Chapter Endnotes.

We have this book in stock in our store or you may order your copy directly from our website below.

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Winesburg, Ohio Cover Image
By Sherwood Anderson, Malcolm Cowley (Introduction by)
$10.00
ISBN: 9780140186550
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 1st, 1992

George Willard is a young reporter on the Winesburg Eagle to whom, one by one, the inhabitants of Winesburg, Ohio, confide their hopes, their dreams, and their fears. This town of friendly but solitary people comes to life as Anderson's special talent exposes the emotional undercurrents that bind its people together. In this timeless cycle of short stories, he lays bare the life of a small town in the American Midwest.


Hotel Du Lac (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780679759324
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - October 3rd, 1995

In the novel that won her the Booker Prize and established her international reputation, Anita Brookner finds a new vocabulary for framing the eternal question "Why love?" It tells the story of Edith Hope, who writes romance novels under a psudonym. When her life begins to resemble the plots of her own novels, however, Edith flees to Switzerland, where the quiet luxury of the Hotel du Lac promises to resore her to her senses.

But instead of peace and rest, Edith finds herself sequestered at the hotel with an assortment of love's casualties and exiles. She also attracts the attention of a worldly man determined to release her unused capacity for mischief and pleasure. Beautifully observed, witheringly funny, Hotel du Lac is Brookner at her most stylish and potently subversive. 


American Pastoral: American Trilogy (1) (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375701429
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - February 3rd, 1998

Roth's protagonist is Swede Levov, a legendary athlete at his Newark high school, who grows up in the booming postwar years to marry a former Miss New Jersey, inherit his father's glove factory, and move into a stone house in the idyllic hamlet of Old Rimrock. And then one day in 1968, Swede's beautiful American luck deserts him.

For Swede's adored daughter, Merry, has grown from a loving, quick-witted girl into a sullen, fanatical teenager—a teenager capable of an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism. And overnight Swede is wrenched out of the longed-for American pastoral and into the indigenous American berserk. Compulsively readable, propelled by sorrow, rage, and a deep compassion for its characters, American Pastoral gives us Philip Roth at the height of his powers. 


Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060518509
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 6th, 2007

The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin, John Wilkes Booth, led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from the just-ended Civil War, watched in horror and sadness.