Calling all bibliophiles!
Join us from 6-8pm on the last Wednesday of every month to sip cocktails and talk books. Each month, we’ll select a book, have a rolling conversation about the book selection (or about books we love), and enjoy a themed $5 cocktail.
This month we are reading:
The Devils Garden
by Ace Atkins
From the copy:
“San Francisco, September 1921: Silent-screen comedy star Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle is throwing a wild party in his suite at the St. Francis Hotel: girls, jazz, bootleg hooch . . . and a dead actress named Virginia Rappe. The D.A. says it was Arbuckle who killed her—crushing her under his weight—and brings him up on manslaughter charges. William Randolph Hearst’s newspapers stir up the public and demand a guilty verdict. But what really happened? Why do so many people at the party seem to have stories that conflict? Why is the prosecution hiding witnesses? Why are there body parts missing from the autopsied corpse? Why is Hearst so determined to see Fatty Arbuckle convicted?
In desperation, Arbuckle’s defense team hires a Pinkerton agent to do an investigation of his own and, they hope, discover the truth. The agent’s name is Dashiell Hammett, and he’s the book’s narrator. What he discovers will change American legal history—and his own life—forever.”
If you want to get a jump on March, We’ve chosen Emma Cline’s The Girls.
Please note: This month we are meeting on Wednesday, February 22nd from 6p-8p.
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