As I try to note this time of the month, the ever-beguiling River City Books fiction book club meets the first Tuesday of each month to discuss great books. The October meeting will feature a conversation about The Girls by Lori Lansens.
Booklist, in its starred review of “The Girls,” said Lansens’ “biggest achievement in the novel is bringing to life two truly extraordinary characters to such a degree that readers may forget they are reading fiction.” Hey, just don’t forget the time and place: The club will gather at 7 p.m. this Tuesday in the store’s downstairs meeting area.
The club is free and open to the public. Participants receive 20 percent off selected titles. Call the store (507-646-7754) and ask for Sue or, heck, just stop on by. They aren’t formal. Though when they meet I often hear some serious laughter coming from the basement.