February Book Club

Come and join in our next book club, as we meet to chat about Catherine the Great. Given her life, it’s sure to be an interesting discussion!

Date: Thursday, February 14th

Time: 12:00 – 2:00pm

Place:  Palermo *exact address provided upon RSVP

RSVP to Solange: smecham25@yahoo.com

Book:  Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman, by Robert K. Massie

Amazon describes the book as:

“The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history. Born into a minor noble family, Catherine transformed herself into empress of Russia by sheer determination. For thirty-four years, the government, foreign policy, cultural development, and welfare of the Russian people were in her hands. She dealt with domestic rebellion, foreign wars, and the tidal wave of political change and violence churned up by the French Revolution. Catherine’s family, friends, ministers, generals, lovers, and enemies—all are here, vividly brought to life. History offers few stories richer than that of Catherine the Great. In this book, an eternally fascinating woman is returned to life.”

*This event is restricted to current BAIN members only, if you are interested in joining BAIN Downtown, fill out our Membership Sign-Up Form to start the process!

October Book Exchange

Join Us at the BAIN Book Exchange

Date: Monday, October 15, 11:00am

Place: Palermo Viejo *contact Danielle Gold at dgold@counselingba.com for address upon RSVP

You may be aware that in August the book exchange moved to its new location
in Palermo Viejo, and made some format changes aimed at improving the
quality of reading material and fostering interesting conversations about our
books and more.

Please join us by bringing 1 or 2 really interesting books to lend or give away in
exchange for someone else’s great book. You don’t necessarily have to part
with your book, you can loan it to another BAIN member who will be held
accountable to return it. We want our book exchange to offer participants an
opportunity to access high quality reading material in English, which can be hard
to find and expensive to buy in BA. Please don’t bring books you would like to
get rid of. Instead, bring the book you would like your best friend to read.

Light refreshments & good conversation will be served

July Book Club Meeting

Join us for the next book club meeting on Wednesday 25 July 1:00pm!

We are reading The Story of the Night by Colm Toibin, our second book that takes place in Buenos Aires.

Norman Thomas di Giovanni from The Times writes, “Richard Garay lives alone with his mother, hiding his sexuality from her and from those around him. Stifled by a job he despises, he finds himself willing to take considerable risks. Set in Argentina in a time of great change, The Story of the Night is a powerful and moving novel about a man who, as the Falklands War is fought and lost, finds his own way to emerge into the world. The Story of the Night is, in the end, a love story of the most serious and difficult kind. Toibin has told it with profound artistry and truth’ Tobias Wolff Nobody before Toibin has made such honesty stand so clearly for political and personal integrity …In each of his first three novels he has invented a strong central character but Garay is by far his most memorable’ Edmund White, Sunday Times A remarkable achievement …The ease, the fluidity, the economy, the precision of Toibin’s masterly prose make this novel sheer pleasure to read.”

Address: Recoleta (specific details to be sent to you on RSVP)

Please RSVP directly to dawn.e.gill@gmail.com

Looking forward to an interesting discussion!