Bears and Bruins Discussing Great Literature

Join fellow Bears and our Bruin siblings to read and discuss great books.  Gatherings are held once a month.

Have engaging conversations all while sampling delicious food and beverages.  Happy reading!


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

 

Think Slumdog Millionaire set in Williamsburg. The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Williamsburg has enchanted and inspired millions of readers for more than sixty years. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the daily experiences of the unforgettable Nolans are raw with honesty and tenderly threaded with family connectedness -- in a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as incredibly rich moments of universal experience

 

Address:

White Horse Tavern

567 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

Circa-1880 bar with a storied history as a writers' hangout, serving drinks & bar fare. Cash only.

 

Date/Time:

Tuesday, January 30th at 7PM

 

Hosts: Alex Penderson & Kristy Nguyen

Rsvp to uclacalbookclubnyc@alumni.ucla.edu

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Contact Our Book Club Coordinators

Co-Organizers Katie Payne and Wai-Lin Yip are here to answer any questions/concerns you may have.