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Classics Book Group

This month our group meets to discuss Death in Venice by Thomas Mann. Join us!

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Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors

With a unique blend of original reporting and deep analysis, journalist and auto industry analyst Edward Niedermeyer reveals the ugly reality hidden behind Tesla’s popular mythology and explains why Tesla is more likely to end up as a transitional figure in automotive history than the next industrial juggernaut. Tesla Motors and CEO Elon Musk have become household names, shaking up the staid auto industry by creating a set of innovative electric vehicles that have wowed the marketplace and defied conventional wisdom. The company’s market valuation now rivals that of long-established automakers, and, to many industry observers, Tesla is defining the future of the industry. But behind the hype, Tesla has some serious deficiencies that raise questions about its sky-high valuation, and even its ultimate survival.…

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Westside Writing Group

A group for anyone writing nonfiction or memoir who would like company, support, and, most of all, accountability. Whether you’ve never written a word or you’re a published author, join us!

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Billy Jensen

Journalist Billy Jensen spent 15 years investigating unsolved murders, fighting for the families of victims – often using information found on social media and in other places the police don’t think to look. Every story he wrote had one thing in common: they didn’t have an ending. The killer was still out there. But after the sudden death of friend Michelle McNamara, crime writer and author of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, Jensen became fed up. Following a dark night, he came up with a plan. A plan to investigate past the point when the cops had given up. A plan to solve the murders himself. In Jensen’s new book, you’ll ride shotgun as he identifies the Halloween Mask Murderer, finds a missing girl…

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Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler’s Journey Home

Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler’s Journey Home (St. Martin’s) is part travel memoir and part philosophical travel manifesto, an exploration of wanderlust and what it truly means to be a nomad, filled with stories of Matt Kepnes’s adventures abroad. Kepnes, author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, knows what it feels like to get the travel bug. Wanderlust is a powerful thing. After quitting his 9-5 job more than 10 years ago, he realized that living life meant more for him than simply meeting traditional milestones like buying a car, paying a mortgage, and moving up the career ladder. With almost nothing tangible to show for it after traveling over 500,000 miles and staying in 1,000 different hostels in 90…

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Science Fiction Book Group

This month our group meets to discuss Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Join us!

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Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America

In her masterful work, Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America (Back Bay), Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America’s 20-plus-year struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs, from disparate cities to once-idyllic farm towns, it’s a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched. From the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, Macy parses how America embraced a medical culture where overtreatment with painkillers became the norm. Through unsparing, yet deeply human portraits of the families and first responders struggling to ameliorate this epidemic, each facet of the crisis comes into focus. In these politically fragmented times, Macy shows, astonishingly, that the only…

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Emperors of the Deep

From the Jaws blockbusters to Shark Week, we are conditioned to see sharks as terrifying, cold-blooded underwater predators. But as Safeguard the Seas founder William McKeever reveals, sharks are evolutionary marvels essential to maintaining a balanced ecosystem. We can learn much from sharks, he argues, and our knowledge about them continues to grow. In his groundbreaking new book, Emperors of the Deep (HarperOne), the documentarian and conservationist dispels misplaced fears and corrects common misconceptions, exploring in depth the secret lives of sharks – magnificent creatures who play an integral part in maintaining the health of the world’s oceans and ultimately the planet. McKeever goes back through time to probe the shark’s prehistoric secrets and how it has become the world’s most feared and misunderstood predator,…

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Deadly Diversions Book Group

This month our group meets to discuss Vicki Delany’s Constable Molly Smith mystery series. Join us!

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Westside Writing Group

A group for anyone writing nonfiction or memoir who would like company, support, and, most of all, accountability. Whether you’ve never written a word or you’re a published author, join us!

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