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St. James Book Club: Little Failure: A Memoir, 10/5/16

Last month, we had a nice discussion on May Sarton’s Plant Dreaming Deep. A drop-in participant actually knew May Sarton, which was a great addition to the conversation. The next selection is Little Failure: A Memoir, by Gary Shteyngart. According to Amazon:, “”Little Failure is the all too true story of an immigrant family betting its future on …

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Happy Birthday, Robert!

Our organist, Robert Edward Smith, will have his 70th birthday celebrated in grand style on October 21st. That’s when The Chamber Orchestra of Boston opens their season with an evening devoted to Robert’s own compositions. The event is open to the public; tickets are available at their web site, the link given above. Happy birthday, Robert! From …

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7/27/16: Book Club Discusses MY BRILLIANT FRIEND

On Wednesday, July 27, 7pm, the St. James Book Club will meet to discuss Elena Ferrante’s popular My Brilliant Friend. Described as rich, intense, and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship, the story follows the lives of two women who grew up together in a poor neighborhood near Naples, Italy, in the 1950s. You can …