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Barnard book club

This book club began in 1993 as a way for Barnard College alumnae in the Baltimore area to socialize, says Murrie Burgan. There are about a dozen members who meet from September to May. Readings include modern literature, non-fiction and classics. They also focus on works by Barnard grads such as Jhumpa Lahiri (

The Namesake

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) and Marisha Pessl (

Special topics in Calamity Physics

).

Now reading: Lavinia by Ursula K. LeGuin.

Liked a lot: Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel, Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz, and Atonement by Ian McEwan.

Not so much: Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer

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