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The Bookworms

The Bookworms
(HANDOUT)

We have been

together for more than 30 years. We're a mixed group from Oak Park — married, singles and a few former Catholic priests.

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For our 25th year

celebration we rented a villa in Tuscany. We still smile and enjoy talking about it.

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Last year we

formed a four-person committee, and everyone submitted two book titles for possible selection for the following year. The committee meets a few times and selects from the titles submitted.

Authors we would

most like to meet: Margaret Atwood, Ann Tyler, Greg Mortenson and, if he were still alive,

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Mark Twain
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.

We usually spend

11/2 hours talking about the book.

Some favorite books:

"The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien, "The Chosen" by Chaim Potok, "The White Hotel" by D.M. Thomas, "Middlesex" by

Jeffrey Eugenides

, "The Reader" by Bernhard Schlink.

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Up next:

"The Wordy Shipmates" by Sarah Vowell and "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak.

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