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Creating Conversations Book Club ~ Meet, Greet and Discuss

Creating Conversations Book Club 2020 text with fireworks

Celebrate the New Year with new book friends and talk about the coming year and our Book Club ... and dessert!

Meet your fellow book clubbers and pick up the first two books of our 2020 book club season:

February dessert & discussion: The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye

April dessert & discussion: Anyone by Charles Soule

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
2850 Artesia Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
The Paragon Hotel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735210776
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 3rd, 2019


Winter 2019 Reading Group Indie Next List

“This is writing that zings with an electric liveliness, capturing pitch perfect the ‘anything goes’ attitude of the 1920s. Alice James flees New York City with a bullet wound in her side, hopping the first train west, trying to cover as much ground as possible to get away from her potential pursuers. The wound is serious, her condition deteriorating, and perhaps would be fatal if not for the kindness of Max, a black Pullman porter who risks taking a white woman to the all-black Paragon Hotel. A page-turning romp of a book that wildly entertains while also illuminating the less savory aspects of Oregon’s early history.”
— Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books & Music, Sunriver, OR


Anyone: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062890634
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - December 3rd, 2019


Inside a barn in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a scientist searching for an Alzheimer’s cure throws a switch—and finds herself mysteriously transported into her husband’s body. What begins as a botched experiment will change her life—and the world—forever…

Over two decades later, all across the planet, “flash” technology allows individuals the ability to transfer their consciousness into other bodies for specified periods, paid, registered and legal. Society has been utterly transformed by the process, from travel to warfare to entertainment; “Be anyone with Anyone” the tagline of the company offering this ultimate out-of-body experience. But beyond the reach of the law and government regulators is a sordid black market called the darkshare, where desperate “vessels” anonymously rent out their bodies, no questions asked for any purpose - sex, drugs, crime... or worse.

Anyone masterfully interweaves the present-day story of the discovery and development of the flash with the gritty tale of one woman’s crusade to put an end to the darkness it has brought to the world twenty-five years after its creation. Like Blade Runner crossed with Get Out, Charles Soule’s thought-provoking work of speculative fiction takes us to a world where identity, morality, and technology collide.