June 27, 2021 (Sunday)

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

LFIA Reads is a bimonthly book club that alternates between non-fiction picks about LA history and fiction selections. We are currently meeting virtually, but hope you will join us Sunday, June 27 at 4 pm to discuss City of Quartz (registration link below).

Our most recent meeting was to discuss Fates and Furies by best-selling author Lauren Groff. The book is divided into two halves told from different perspectives. Not everyone made it to the second half, but apparently that’s where it gets good!

Our readers gave it a decidedly mixed review and stopped short of a recommendation, but even the critics acknowledged the author’s elegant sentence structure and admitted that the book stayed with them after they finished.

For a Groff book sure to satisfy, try Florida, a short story collection that captures the sultry magic of the Sunshine State.

On Our Readers Shelves:

Gentrifier [non-fiction]
by Marc Lamont Hill, Jason Patch, John Joe Schlichtman
Gentrifier demystifies the idea of gentrification by opening a conversation that links the theoretical and the grassroots, spanning the literature of urban sociology, geography, planning, policy, and more.

The Soul of an Octopus [non-fiction]
by Sy Montgomery
A profoundly moving exploration of the intelligence and personality of one of the world’s most mysterious, beguiling creatures.

Chief Inspector Gamache series [fiction]
by Louise Penny
These mystery novels set in the Canadian province of Quebec center on the work of francophone Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. The series has won the Agatha Award for best mystery novel of the year five times. Start with the first book Still Life for the full experience.

Join us next time:

We’ll meet Sunday, June 27 at 4 pm to talk about City of Quartz, the classic history of Los Angeles by Mike Davis. Click here to register.


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