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Book Club in the Evening: Paris in the Present Tense

Thursday, February 21st, 2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Board Room

The Book Club in the Evening meets on the third Thursday every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room. Join us for a discussion of books of all kinds: both American and international, fiction and nonfiction, new and old! This group is open to everyone. No registration is required.

(We also meet every third Wednesday at 3:00. You are welcome to join us for whichever meeting day/time works for you! We read the same book for both groups.) Questions? Please call the Reference Desk at 610-828-0441 ext. 103 or email at acole@mclinc.org.

This month’s book:

An image of the Paris in the Present Tense book coverPARIS IN THE PRESENT TENSE

(Click the title to search our catalog and place a hold on the book.)

Mark Helprin’s powerful, rapturous new novel is set in a present-day Paris caught between violent unrest and its well-known, inescapable glories. Seventy-four-year-old Jules Lacour–a maître at Paris-Sorbonne, cellist, widower, veteran of the war in Algeria, and child of the Holocaust–must find a balance between his strong obligations to the past and the attractions and beauties of life and love in the present.

A discussion guide with author bio, interview excerpt and discussion questions is available here.


Adam Gilbert-Cole   acole@mclinc.org   610-828-0441 ext. 103


Board Room