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Book Groups

Take a Summer Road Trip with Appletree

This summer our book group hits the proverbial road! Join us in exploring travel stories both fictional and factual. All meetings will be held at Nighttown from 7-9 pm. Customers who register below are eligible for a 10% discount on that month’s book.

Monday, June 12

Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck

(Penquin)

In September 1960, John Steinbeck and his poodle, Charley, embarked on a journey across America. A picturesque tale, this chronicle of their trip meanders along scenic backroads and speeds along anonymous super highways, moving from small towns to growing cities to glorious wilderness oases. Travels with Charley is animated by Steinbeck’s attention to the specific details of the natural world and his sense of how the lives of people are intimately connected to the rhythms of nature.

Monday, July 10

On the Road by Jack Kerouc

(Penguin)

Inspired by Jack Krouac’s adventures with Neal Cassady, On the Road tells the story of two friends whose cross-country road trips are a quest for meaning and true experience. Written with a mixture of sad-eyed naivete and wild ambition and imbued with Kerouac’s love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz, On the Road is the quintessential American vision of freedom and hope, a book that changed American literature and changed anyone who has picked it up.

Monday, August 14

Mosquitoland by David Arnold

(Speak)

After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the “wastelands” of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland. So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.

Tuesday, September 12

Utopia Drive by Erik Reece

(Farrar, Strauss & Giroux)

(paperback available in August)

For Erik Reece, life is good. And yest he couldn’t ignore his conviction that, in fact, the good ol; United States was in the midst of great social, environmental, and political crises. Where did we — here, in the land of Jeffersonian optimism and better tomorrows — go wrong?

Reece turned to those who had dared to imagine a radically different future for America. What followed was a road trip through the sites of America’s utopian communities, both historical and contemporary, know and unknown, successful and catastrophic. He uncovered not just a series of lost histories but also a continuing and vital, but hidden, idealistic tradition. Utopia Drive is an important and definitive reconstruction of that tradition. It is also, perhaps, a new framework to help us find a genuinely sustainable way forward.

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