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Trident Staff Pick Book Club: The Eyre Affair
Join us for another Bookseller's Choice Book Club! We will be reading The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde!
Thursday, June 20th at 7pm.
The first installment in Jasper Fforde’s New York Times bestselling series of Thursday Next novels introduces literary detective Thursday Next and her alternate reality of literature-obsessed England.
Fans of Douglas Adams and P. G. Wodehouse will love visiting Jasper Fforde's Great Britain, circa 1985, when time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously: it’s a bibliophile’s dream. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. All this is business as usual for Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative in literary detection. But when someone begins kidnapping characters from works of literature and plucks Jane Eyre from the pages of Brontë's novel, Thursday is faced with the challenge of her career. Fforde's ingenious fantasy—enhanced by a Web site that re-creates the world of the novel—unites intrigue with English literature in a delightfully witty mix.
Our full food and drink menu will be available during the discussion.
You do not need to have finished the book to attend! All are welcome--no ticket required. Books are available in store and online.
*Enter EYRE20 at checkout on our website or mention it to a bookseller in-store to get 20% off the book!!*