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Common Good Book Club Discusses "The Girls" by Emma Cline

Join Brady K at Common Good Books for a wide-ranging literary discussion, free wine and beer, and good company.

 

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Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged--a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence.

 

Everyone is welcome. There is no charge for this event.

RSVP to brady@commongoodbooks.com

Event date: 
Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
38 S Snelling Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
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$17.00
ISBN: 9780812988024
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade - May 9th, 2017