Spring 2018 Book Groups
Appletree’s Books In A Bar continues with books on French culture and history for discussions in February, March, and April. The book for the May meeting will be selected later this spring.
Books In A Bar
Vive la France!
Meet us at Nighttown for a glass of wine and great discussion. Appletree staff members Ed Alix and Lute Quintrell will be your guides!
On Monday, February 12th, 7-9 pm, we will discuss The Coral Thief (Spiegel & Grau) by Rebecca Stott.
Paris, 1815. Napoleon has just surrendered at Waterloo and is on his way to the island of St. Helena to begin his exile. Meanwhile, Daniel Connor, a young medical student from Edinburgh, has just arrived in Paris to study anatomy at the Jardin des Plantes–only to realize that his letters of introduction and a gift of precious coral specimens, on which his tenure with the legendary Dr. Cuvier depends, have been stolen by the beautiful woman with whom he shared a stagecoach.
In the fervor and tumult of post-revolutionary Paris, nothing is quite as it seems. In trying to recover his lost valuables, Daniel discovers that his beautiful adversary is, in fact, a philosopher-thief who lives in a shadowy world of outlaws and émigrés. Daniel’s fall into this underworld is also a flight, for as he falls in love with the mysterious coral thief and she draws him into an audacious plot that will leave him with a future very different from the one he has envisioned for himself, Daniel discovers a radical theory of evolution and mutability that irrevocably changes his conception of the world in which he lives.
Books for the March and April discussions will be selected by the group at the February 12th discussion. When the book for the May discussion, we will provide that information here.
Customers who register for a meeting are eligible for a discount on the purchase of the book. Sign-up below, email us, or call the store, 216-791-2665 to register and order the book!