In November we will discuss The Post Office Girl by Stefan Zweig. We are invited to lunch together in Palermo and discuss the book in person afterwards or you can join us on Google Meet at 2 pm, Tuesday, November 8. This is the second Tuesday of the month, as usual. To RSVP and to receive the address or Google Meet ID, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The list of books to be read and discussed by the BAIN Downtown Book Group for the remainder of 2022 appears below. Recommendations for 2023 are welcome. Please!
November 2022 — The Post Office Girl – Stefan Zweig — 2008 – 278 pp — Never before published in English, this extraordinary book is an unexpected and haunting foray into noir fiction by one of the masters of the psychological novel.
December 2022 — Captains of the Sands – Jorge Amado – 288 pp – 2013 — A Brazilian Lord of the Flies, about a group of boys who live by their wits and daring in the slums of Bahia. “Amado was writing to save his country’s soul. . . . The scenes where the captains of the sands manage to fool the rich of the city and get away with it would have made Henry Fielding or Charles Dickens proud.” —Colm Tóibín, from the Introduction
“Amado is Brazil’s most illustrious and venerable novelist.”—The New York Times
“Brazil’s leading man of letters . . . Amado is adored around the world!” —Newsweek