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Paul_Hochman
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About The Writing Circle and Corinne Demas

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When Nancy, whose most recently published work is a medical newsletter, is asked to join a writing group made up of the local literati, she accepts, warily. She’s not at all certain that her novel is good enough for the company she’ll be keeping. But Nancy soon finds herself as caught up in the group’s personal lives as she is with their writing.

 

They call themselves The Leopardi Circle. There’s Gillian, a beautiful, scheming, world-famous poet; Bernard, a pompous but lovable biographer; Virginia, a respected historian and the peacemaker of the group, who is also Bernard’s ex-wife; Chris, a divorced father and successful thriller writer; and Adam, the youngest of the group, an aspiring novelist who is infatuated with Gillian.

 

Through their complicated relationships, these eccentric characters share their families, their beds, and their histories.

 

Corinne Demas is the author of ELEVEN STORIES HIGH, a memoir of growing up in Stuyvesant Town, and the short story collection WHAT WE SAVE FOR LAST.  Corinne has also written many books for children, including SAYING GOODBYE TO LULU.  She has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship as well as the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, and has won The Lawrence Foundation Prize for best story to appear in the Michigan Quarterly Review.  In addition to writing, she is a Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College and is the Fiction Editor of the Massachusetts Review. She lives in MA and spends her summers on Cape Cod.

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dhaupt
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Thank you Paul, it looks great

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Valerietexier
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Thanks Paul,

Looking forwards to participate...

Valerie

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I just sent off my email to sign up.

Looking forward to an eBook discussion.

pen21

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pen21 wrote:

I just sent off my email to sign up.

Looking forward to an eBook discussion.

pen21

 

 

Hi Pen, good to see you here

 

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pen21
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dhaupt wrote:

 

pen21 wrote:

I just sent off my email to sign up.

Looking forward to an eBook discussion.

pen21

 

 

Hi Pen, good to see you here

 

 

Glad you are here. Now I need to talk you into a nook.

 

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Re: About The Writing Circle and Corinne Demas

Looking forward to this adventure. Reading a book via cyber-Hal. What would Dave have to say I wonder.

Aine

Children are the living message we send to a time we will not see.
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Re: About The Writing Circle and Corinne Demas

cyber-Hal. That is so funny.

 

AIRKNITTER wrote:

Looking forward to this adventure. Reading a book via cyber-Hal. What would Dave have to say I wonder.

Aine

 

 

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JoanieGranola
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Ever since I received my nook I've been waiting for a digital book club! I'm so excited - THANK YOU PAUL!

 

This looks like a very interesting read and it will be nice not to have to wait to get a hard copy in the mail (though we still have to wait until the copy is released). I'm looking forward to discussing this novel.

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Signed up@ but I gotta admit I love my physical book!

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LorrieAnn73
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I am looking forward to this. I don't have a Nook....but I do use the ereader on my iPhone. I love it!!

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bettymac
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I signed up for this new adventure and am looking forward to it

Betty

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I signed up!  This is my very first book club.  I have been waiting for a Book Club since I purchased my Nook.  I am excited to get started!

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Roland_Keller
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Hi Paul,

 

This will be my first venture into the community. I'm looking forward to the book and the discussions.

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sylvia387
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Love my physical books, but I'm up for this eread!  See everyone soon.

Sylvia

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AnnSheridan
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Looking forward to reading this book with the group on my nook!

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Just signed up and I'm so excited to join the group!

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My nook and I are very happy to see a digital first look selection!

Tammy in Seattle
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Sapphire329
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Re: About The Writing Circle and Corinne Demas

This is exciting. I've been a member of book clubs before but never a digital one. I've been looking for something like this since I got my Nook. Just one question, when will we be able to download the book? I'm not sure if I overlooked that little piece of information or not. Can someone please let me know. Thank you

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Paul_Hochman
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Re: About The Writing Circle and Corinne Demas

 

Sapphire329 wrote:

This is exciting. I've been a member of book clubs before but never a digital one. I've been looking for something like this since I got my Nook. Just one question, when will we be able to download the book? I'm not sure if I overlooked that little piece of information or not. Can someone please let me know. Thank you

 

The book will be placed in your digital library in a couple of weeks.