Book Club Meeting – Tuesday, July 8 at 3.30 p.m.

Dear Book Lovers,

BAIN’s next Book Club meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 8th.

Come enjoy your afternoon coffee with us and participate in a lively discussion with other BAIN members.


This month we are reading The Girl With The Pearl Earring (1998) by Tracy Chevalier. The book transports readers to a bygone time and place in this richly-imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired one of Vermeer’s most celebrated paintings. History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening. Girl with a Pearl Earring tells the story of sixteen-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius . . . even as she herself is immortalized in canvas and oil.

The book, as always, is available electronically. (Click on title above for the kindle version on Amazon)

Please feel free to join us even if you don’t manage to read the book.

Meeting Details:

Book:  The Girl With The Pearl Earring (1998) by Tracy Chevalier.
Day: Tuesday, July 8th
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Café Antonia, located inside the Libros del Pasaje bookstore in Palermo.
Address: Thames 1762 (Julia) – We will be calling the café the day before to reserve a large table for all of us, so please let us know to include you.

For those who like to prepare ahead, we have selected three more books during our last meeting for the upcoming months:


August 12th: The City And The City (2009) by China Miéville.

The book has been named as one of the best book of the year by the Los Angeles Times, the Seattle Times, and Publishers’ Weekly. When a murdered woman is found in the city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. To investigate, Borlú must travel from the decaying Beszel to  its equal, rival, and intimate neighbor, the vibrant city of Ul Qoma. But this is a border crossing like no other, a journey  as psychic as it is physical, a seeing of the unseen.


September 9th: The Good Earth (1931, Pulitzer Prize Winner) by Pearl S. Buck.

Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel talks about a vanished China and one family’s  shifting fortunes. The book steels the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China. The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as it nurtures him and his family. Nearby, the nobles of the House of Hwang consider themselves above the land and its workers; but they will soon meet their own downfall.

If you have any questions about the titles or meetings of the Book Club, please contact me at


Hope to see you all next month!


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