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A Map of Betrayal

Join the Broad Street Readers in November when they discuss A Map of Betrayal by Ha Jin, a tale of espionage, honor, and conflicted loyalties in the intertwined histories of China and the United States and in the lives of two families. Praise … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin’s Bastard

Join the Broad Street Readers in May when they discuss Sally Cabot’s historical novel, Benjamin Franklin’s Bastard. “Benjamin Franklin’s Bastard” by Sally Cabot is an absorbing and compelling work of literary historical fiction that brings to life a little-known chapter … Continue reading

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Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are?

  In April the Broad Street Readers will exercise our little grey cells as we read and discuss Frans De Waal’s Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are?   People often assume a cognitive ladder, from lower to … Continue reading

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Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Please join the Broad Street Readers in March to discuss Robin Sloan’s delightful modern-day fable, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.  “Part love letter to books, part technological meditation, part thrilling adventure, part requiem… Eminently enjoyable, full of warmth and intelligence.” —The … Continue reading

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The Glass Universe

In February, the Broad Street Readers will gather to discuss Dava Sobel’s The Glass Universe, the true story of a group of women whose remarkable contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and … Continue reading

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The Keeper of Lost Things

Join the Broad Street Readers in January to discuss Ruth Hogan’s heartwarming debut novel, The Keeper of Lost Things. A charming, clever, and quietly moving debut novel of of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that explores the promises we make … Continue reading

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Homegoing

In December, the Broad Street Readers will discuss Yaa Gyasi’s award-winning debut novel, Homegoing. With breathtaking scope, Homegoing follows the parallel paths of two half-sisters, Effia and Esi, born into different villages, and their descendants through eight generations: from the … Continue reading

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The Invention of Nature

Join the Broad Street readers in November when we discuss The Invention of Nature.  Andrea Wulf’s biography sheds light and new focus on the life of German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, considered by some to be the father of modern … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Is Missing

Join the Broad Street Readers in October for an intriguing discussion of Emma Healey’s Elizabeth Is Missing.  Healey’s debut novel, winner of the Costa First Novel award, is both a psychological mystery and a meditation on  memory, identity and aging. … Continue reading

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The Forgetting Time

In September, the Broad Street Readers will meet to discuss The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin.  Guskin’s debut novel explores the profound connection between child and parent and the lengths to which we will go for our children. “Gripping, deft, … Continue reading

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