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Our objective is to promote friendship between women of all nationalities living in Gascony, SW France, to share our interests and to offer help when needed. The Club started in 2008, with twenty English ladies living in Gascony, using a foreign language and experiencing a new life. Since then, several different groups have been added and our membership has grown into the hundreds, with new ladies moving to the area and ladies who have lived here a while, who have discovered us, who want to make new acquaintances and discover new areas of interest. Today we have eleven nationalities, and our speaking/working language is English. The GLC meets on the second Tuesday of each month, excluding July and August.Every member receives an email each month, giving the name of the restaurant, the chosen, menu and a booking form. In 2014, we became a non-profit making Association, known as Ladies Lunch Club de l’Armagnac and was re-named in 2019 to Gascogne Ladies Club. Our annual subscription fee of 10 € is payable in January each year. Each member of the Club may participate in some or all of our various groups

Monday, 30 December 2013

LLC Bookclub January 2014 - Short stories by Alice Munro

What's the next book to read for January in the LLC Bookclub?
The January book is your choice of a short story by Alice Munro which we can tell each other about. 

We have decided to have our first meeting of the year on Thursday 23rd January 2014. (1 week later than normally)
Again Pam is hosting us and we’ll meet at 2.30h  

Alice Munro is the nobel prize winner for literature 2013

No idea? Read 18 Short Stories From Nobel Prize-Winning Writer Alice Munro Free Online here
and have an overview of her books and stories and 
some suggestions 

1) The View from Castle Rock

with a review

2) Dear Life

with a review

3) Runaway
Runaway by Alice Munro
with a review.
Now it's your choice.

For your calendar please note:

February bookclub meeting will be on February 20th, 2014 and the book chosen is

Momento Mori by Muriel Spark 

March bookclub meeting is on March 20th, 2014
and the book chosen is 
The 100-year-old who climbed out of the window and disappeared 
by Jonas Jonasson

The December choice of 
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham was a suitable short read for the busy month leading up to Christmas. Most people enjoyed the book but had different opinions of the Krank family who, by booking a cruise, had tried to get away from the madness of Christmas. Of course it didn’t quite work out the way they had planned but perhaps the rather irritating, baa-humbug Mr Krank redeemed himself in the end. Not a typical John Grisham at all, but a quick light read.

A diverse lot of books we have read this last year and it’s so good to be introduced to different authors and books, some of which one wouldn’t necessarily choose oneself.

Looking forward to another stimulating year of reading and wishing you all a Happy New Year and healthy 2014.

Any further information about the bookclub reading list and meeting please look at our LLC bookclub blog page.

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