A Book and a Beer Chaser

The next meeting of the Twin Cities’ most unusual and interesting book club is Tuesday, February 10. Books & Bars meets at Bryant-Lake Bowl, 810 W Lake Street, in Minneapolis. Doors open at 6:00pm; the discussion begins at 7:00pm.

February’s book is The Monsters of Templeton. Lauren Groff’s novel brings the characters of James Fenimore Cooper into her modern-day family saga. Stephen King singled the novel out for praise, saying, “The sense of sadness I feel at the approaching end of The Monsters of Templeton isn’t just because the story’s going to be over; when you read a good one — and this is a very good one — those feelings are deepened by the realization that you probably won’t tie into anything that much fun again for a long time.” (The full review is here.)

You can read the first chapter here.

Books & Bars is not your typical book club. We provide a unique atmosphere for a lively discussion of interesting authors, fun people, good food and drinks. You’re welcome even if you haven’t read the book.