$48 – $160

Fall 2018 Daytime Literary Seminar Series

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Kepler's Books

1010 El Camino Real

Menlo Park, CA 94025

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Fall 2018 Daytime Literary Seminar Series

Best-selling author, Ph.D. and former adjunct professor at Berkeley, Kimberly is eager to explore four extraordinary books selected for the spring 2018 seminars!

Midway between the warmest of book clubs and the most elucidating lecture, Kimberly's seminars entertain, inspire and help you read better. Combining lively discussion with insightful explication, Kimberly helps her readers delve more deeply into novels in a relaxed and entertaining 90-minute session.

Come for one meeting or indulge in a slightly richer experience (and save a little money) by signing up for all four. Books are included in the price of the seminars and should be picked up at Kepler's (and read) prior to the meeting date.

Salvage the Bones, Jesmyn Ward - Wednesday August 29th, 1-2:30pm
10:04: A Novel, Ben Lerner - Wednesday, September 26th 1-2:30pm
Chemistry, Weike Wang - Wednesday, November 7th 1-2:30pm
The Testament of Mary, Colm Tóibín - Wednesday December 5th 1-2:30pm

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$160.00 Complete Series
Includes all four books for each seminar

$48.00 One Seminar
Includes a copy of the book being discussed at the seminar

Refreshments served

Salvage the Bones, Jesmyn Ward

This gorgeous, down-to-earth National Book Award Winner is not to be missed. It’s not enough to say that Salvage the Bones is the lush tale of a girl experiencing the heartache and devastation of Katrina because the novel touches on so much more. Heir to Toni Morrison in many ways, Ward deftly and clearly communicates a reality that is heartbreaking and beautiful and inspirational and important, particularly given today’s political and environmental climate. Please join us and learn how to read a little more deeply while enjoying this meaningful, rich work.

10:04: A Novel, Ben Lerner

If you haven’t discovered Lerner, you owe it to yourself to join us—the guy is a hilarious, unique genius! Set in New York City, the novel offers up one of the warmest, most appealing narrators I have read in a long time. Our hero might or might not face a fatal heart condition; he might or might not help his best friend conceive; and he might or might not be washed away by Superstorm Sandy. An easy to understand but ultra-compelling meta-fictional overtone makes the work super interesting and a perfect read for our seminars. Join us to appreciate this excellent work while learning to read even more deeply!

Chemistry, Weike Wang

This short novel created a huge—and well warranted—splash when it was published last year. Told from the first-person perspective of a fascinating, fraught graduate student facing the proposal of her life, Chemistry has a unique style that will lend itself so well to our seminar setting. I pushed this quick but engrossing and uber-intelligent book on everyone when it came out, and it was LOVED by everyone who took me up on the reco. Join us not only to delight in the work of this up-and-coming talent, but also to learn to read a little more profoundly!

The Testament of Mary, Colm Tóibín

This very slim novel is perfect for December both in its brevity and its fascinating subject matter. Tóibín boldly offers us the story of Jesus’s last week, as told from Mary’s perspective. Even if you’re agnostic (like me) and you’re no biblical scholar (I’m certainly not one), you will be sucked right in to Tóibín’s reworking and detailing of this (relatively) familiar tale. The writing is straight gorgeous and even minor characters will stay with you long after you finish. If you can believe it, the ending is a complete shocker! Whether you love the holiday season or hate it, this quick book will hugely deepen your appreciation of one of the most important stories of western civilization. Give yourself the holiday gift of experiencing this masterpiece while learning to read a little more profoundly.










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