Reed Rainier Chapter Reading Group

Thomas Murphy by Roger Rosenblatt

Host & Location: TBD

"Some novels delight their readers . . . by the way the author creates unforgettable characters . . . . [T]he unforgettable character is the prime virtue of . . . 'Thomas Murphy,' for the aging poet who gives the book its name . . . is the novel. . . . 

"In a less cynical age we would call 'Thomas Murphy' a life-affirming story, for despite the hero's fading memory, the loom of mortality, the death of those he loves, the myriad aches and embarrassments of old age, Murph's wit and verve are unquenchable and he is as ready for new love at the end of his tale as any spry young soul is at the star of his or hers . . . ." --Brian Doyle in the NYT

Reading group meetings start at 7:30 pm, and generally end around 9:30.  Anyone who has read the month’s selection is invited to take part; new participants are welcome: no long-term commitment is required.  If you plan to attend, please e-mail or call the hosts at least two days before the meeting, so they will know how many people to expect, and so you may be notified in the event that the location should change, as sometimes happens.  If you have questions or suggestions, please contact Peter Greenfield at

not-quite-up-to-date list of books discussed by the reading group since 1991 is available online.



Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm


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book club, reading group, Seattle

Rainier Alumni Chapter
Alumni Programs

#reading group

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