Bean There, Read That: Devil in the White City

Pick up a copy of The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson for the Tuesday April 28, 2015 7-8:30PM Bean There, Read That book discussion at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn) for folks in their 20s and 30s! Erik Larson–author of #1 bestseller IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS–intertwines […]

Bean There, Read That: The Snow Child

Pick up a copy of The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey for the Tuesday March 24, 2015 7-8:30PM Bean There, Read That book discussion at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn) for folks in their 20s and 30s! Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart–he breaking under the weight […]

Bean There, Read That: True Grit

Pick up a copy of True Grit by Charles Portis for the Tuesday February 24, 2015 7-8:30PM Bean There, Read That book discussion at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn) for folks in their 20s and 30s! Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America’s foremost comic writers. True Grit is his most famous novel–first published in 1968, and the […]

Margaret Atwood’s Dystopian Forecast

Margaret Atwood is a poet, novelist, essayist, and literary critic who has published more than 50 books during her long career. Her most widely-read novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, has been adapted for film, opera, ballet, dramatic radio broadcast, and stage. Her most recent novel, Maddaddam, published in September of 2013, concludes a dystopian trilogy that began with Oryx and Crake and continued with The Year of the Flood. Read on to find out more about Atwood’s dystopian vision.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I know it’s cliché, but The Book Thief by Markus Zusak really is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life. The writing is beautiful, the story is heartwarming as well as tragic, and the narrator is written from a unique perspective… Death. The story’s lead character, Leisel Meminger, […]

All Booked Up: Little Bee and a New Book Club

The younger sect infiltrates the set of All Booked Up to bring you news of a new book club starting Oct. 23. Bean There, Read That discusses books that appeal to young, hip professionals. And there’s even drinking (Gasp!). For the club’s first meeting, read Little Bee by Chris Cleave (check it via the web […]