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Park Road Books Book Clubs: 

My Brilliant Friends by Elena Ferrante

The Park Road Books Book Club meets in the store the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Join us on January 6th.  

The Park Road Books Book Club will be readingMy Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship. The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow, as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiment of a nation undergoing momentous change. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila.

Book club participants will receive 20% off the $17.00 price.

 

 

 

Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart

The Park Road Books Geek Book Club typically meets in the store the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. This month, join us on the Monday, January 12th. 

The Park Road Books Geek Book Club will be reading Bridge of Birds: A novel of an Ancient China by Barry Hughart. When the children of his village were struck with a mysterious illness, Number Ten Ox sought a wiseman to save them. He found master Li Kao, a scholar with a slight flaw in his character. Together, they set out to find the Great Root of Power, the only possible cure. The quest led them to a host of truly memorable characters, multiple wonders, incredible adventures—and strange coincidences, which were really not coincidences at all. And it involved them in an ancient crime that still perturbed the serenity of Heaven. Simply and charmingly told, this is a wry tale, a sly tale, and a story of wisdom delightfully askew. Once read, its marvels and beauty will not easily fade from the mind.

Book club participants will receive 20% off the $7.99 price.

 

 

 

Best Food Writing 2014

 

The Park Road Books Foodie Book Club meets in the store the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Join us on January 27th.

The Park Road Books Foodie Book Club will be reading Best Food Writing 2014 by Edited by Holly Hughes. For fourteen years, Best Food Writing has served up the creme de la creme of the year's food writing. The 2014 edition once again offers the tastiest prose of the year, from a range of voices: food writing stars, James Beard Award winners, writer-chefs, bestselling authors, and up-and-coming bloggers alike. With new sections devoted to "A Table for Everyone" and "Back to Basics," you'll find a topic and a flavor for every appetite—the cutting-edge, the thoughtful, the provocative, and the hilarious—a smorgasbord of treats for the foodie in all of us.

Book club participants will receive 20% off the $15.99 price.

 

 

 

 

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Introducing the Park Road Nonfiction Book Club!

The Park Road Books Nonfiction Book Club meets in the store the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. This month, join us on the January 26th.  

The Park Road Books Nonfiction Book Club will be reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values by Robert M. Pirsig. One of the most important & influential books written in the past half-century, Robert M. Pirsig's Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a powerfully moving & penetrating examination of how we live, a breathtaking meditation on how to live better. Here is the book that transformed a generation, an unforgettable narration of a summer motorcycle trip across America's Northwest, undertaken by a father & his young son. A story of love & fear--of growth, discovery & acceptance--that becomes a profound personal & philosophical odyssey into life's fundamental questions, this uniquely exhilarating modern classic is both touching & transcendent, resonant with the myriad confusions of existence & the small, essential triumphs that propel us forward.

Book club participants will receive 20% off the $15.99 price.

 


 


 

 

The SheReads Book Club is a national online fiction book club.
Founded in September 2009 by MaryBeth Whalen, a NC native,
they believe a story is the shortest distance to a human heart. 
Find out more here!

 

 


Signed copies of 100 Days of Real Food by Lisa Leake!

 

 

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