March 20, 2011
Greetings, TNB readers and Book Club members!
This month’s TNB Book Club selection is Jessica Anya Blau’s Drinking Closer to Home.
The Harper Collins website briefly describes the novel this way: “They say you can never really go home again. Adult siblings Anna, Portia, and Emery are about to discover just how true that is.
From Jessica Anya Blau…comes a new novel of California, growing up, and learning to love your insane family. Perfect for fans of Jess Walter, Kevin Wilson, and Michael Chabon, Drinking Closer to Home is a poignant and funny exploration of one family’s over-the-top eccentricities…”
Drinking Closer to Home has been described as “heartfelt and hilarious.”
What do you think?
Do you relate to the Steins? If yes, how so? What do you think of Louise? Do you find yourself oddly sympathetic toward her? And what of the three children, Anna, Portia, and Emery?
Please take a moment to share your thoughts about these characters – and anything else that you’d care to discuss – on the comment board below. Share what you love (or are frustrated by), what’s making you think (or feel confused), or any other thoughts you might have about our March TNB Book Club Selection.
Also, as a reminder, our cyber-chat with Jessica Blau is going to happen on Sunday, March 27th, at 8:30pm EST / 5:30pm PST. Be on the lookout for an email with instructions, which should be coming your inbox soon.
Not a member of the TNB Book Club? Follow this link to sign up. For the unbelievable price of $9.99 a month, Book Club members will receive a new book each month, along with an exclusive monthly e-mail newsletter with info, updates, and instructions on how to attend the book club meetings online. Attending the meetings will be as simple as clicking a link and logging in to the meeting page at a predetermined date and time, with a username and password provided by TNB. Fun!