Armchair Traveler Book Group

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Escape into intriguing books set in striking locales

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11:00 am at
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St. Torrance, 90505 310-375-8418 

 Wednesday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m.
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time
Written with elegance and wry precision, Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece is a tragic love story and a powerful homily about the perils of a perfect marriage.

Wednesday,  August 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn

In search of a lost novel by author Jane Austen, two time travelers arrive in England, 1815 to uncover the work. As they become immersed in this past time, and grow closer to the famous author, their resolve not to interfere with history becomes increasingly more difficult and complicated.

Wednesday,  September 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Death at La Fenice: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon

Set in the timeless city of Venice, violent crime is rare but detective Guido Brunetti is ready when it comes. Investigating the mysterious death of a famous musician, he uncovers more than he bargained for.

Wednesday,  October 10, 2018, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Bellfield Hall by Anna Dean

During England’s Regency period, the story follows the sleuthing expertise of Miss Dido Kent as she solves a murder and a disappearance from the elegant Bellefield Hall. Along the way, she uncovers some surprising facts from the inhabitants of the town of Bellefield.

Wednesday,  November 14, 2018, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford

A coming of age story, set amidst the backdrop of Seattle’s 1909 World’s Fair. Ernest Young finds belonging he never expected and, years later, reconciles the events that shaped his life and that of his family.

 All discussions are free and no registration is required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library