November Book Group

Hello Fellow Book Lovers,

We have moved the book group meeting to the second Tuesday of the month for November and December.  We will meet on November 10 at 3:30 pm in the Manhattan Club Grand Cafe.

This month we are reading Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar.  This book can be read sequentially or by using hopscotch.  My understanding is that one should read it first sequentially and then by following the “instructions” in the beginning of the book.

As organizers, we realize that this book selection is longer than our normal selections but we hope that you will attempt to read a portion of it prior to the book club.  We also will pay more attention to book length in the future.

Details of the meeting and summaries of the November and December selections are below.  As always, please send any suggestions for books to Jennifer Corrou at

November Book Club

Date:  November 10, 2015

Time:  3:30pm

Place:  Manhattan Club Grand Cafe

Address:  Cabildo 1792 (corner of La Pampa)


Hopscotch: A Novel by Julio Cortazar

Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves “the Club.” A child’s death and La Maga’s disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he works by turns as a salesman, a keeper of a circus cat which can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. Hopscotch is the dazzling, freewheeling account of Oliveira’s astonishing adventures.

DECEMBER (December 14, 2015)

My Struggle: Book by Karl Ove Knausgaard  (Author), Don Bartlett (Translator)

My Struggle: Book One introduces American readers to the audacious, addictive, and profoundly surprising international literary sensation that is the provocative and brilliant six-volume autobiographical novel by Karl Ove Knausgaard. It has already been anointed a Proustian masterpiece and is the rare work of dazzling literary originality that is intensely, irresistibly readable. Unafraid of the big issues–death, love, art, fear–and yet committed to the intimate details of life as it is lived, My Struggle is an essential work of contemporary literature.

Book Group — May 15, 2014

Come enjoy an evening coffee (or wine) along with some lively discussion at BAIN’s May Book Club meeting!

This month we are reading The Buddha in the Attic (2011) by Julie Otsuka, a book that grapples with the migration of Japanese picture-brides to the U.S. in the early 1900’s, and has won a number of literary prizes.   The book, as always, is available electronically.

Book: The Buddha in the Attic (2011) by Julie Otsuka

Day: Thursday, 15th May

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Café Antonia, located inside the Libros de Pasaje bookstore in Palermo.

Address: Thames 1762

RSVP: (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.

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

Important Note: We will dedicate the last 15-20 minutes of this meeting to selecting three booksto read from July to September. If you have a book to suggest to the group, please note the title and a description or review (either your own, if you’ve read the book, or from a place like Amazon, if you haven’t) so we can decide collectively which books we would like to read next.

For those who like to prepare ahead,  our June book has already been set:

June: Please Look After Mom (2009, in English 2011) by Kyung-Sook Shin

A Korean best-seller about a family’s search for their mother who vanishes one day in the crowds of the Seoul Station subway.

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,


Book Discussion Group–Monday, November 18, 10am to noon

The book selection for our next meeting is Thomas Jefferson, The Art of Power by Jon Meacham.   If you have not yet attended a BAIN book club meeting or are looking to start, please join us!  

Like to talk about books? Please come to the November Book Group Meeting, whether you have read the book or not. Bring names of books you would like to read and discuss together.

Meeting will be held in Almagro.  Please email your RSVP to:  Exact address will be sent upon receipt of RSVP.

Here is a link to a summary and some critic and reader reviews on Amazon.

Here is the information for the November book club meeting:   

Book choice: Thomas Jefferson, The Art of Power, by Jon Meacham
Date: Monday, November 18
Time: 10 am – 12 am
Location: Almagro
Please email your RSVP to:
Here is a link to a summary and some critic and reader reviews on Amazon.

We hope to see you on November 18th!