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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

September 9, 2018


Robin Sloan
Discussion Leader: Matt Neer

“One of the most thoughtful and fun reading experiences you're likely to have this year...There's so much largehearted magic in this book.” ―NPR


Born a Crime

October 7, 2018


Trevor Noah
Discussion Leader: Matt Neer

“[Noah’s] electrifying memoir sparkles with funny stories . . . and his candid and compassionate essays deepen our perception of the complexities of race, gender, and class.”—Booklist


A Gentleman in Moscow

November 4, 2018


Amor Towles
Discussion Leader: Erica Brown

“In all ways a great novel, a nonstop pleasure brimming with charm, personal wisdom, and philosophic insight . . .This is a book in which the cruelties of the age can't begin to erase the glories of real human connection and the memories it leaves behind. A masterly encapsulation of modern Russian history, this book more than fulfills the promise of Towles' stylish debut, Rules of Civility." —Kirkus Reviews