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What to Read Now: Book Group Discussion

Dates: 4 Sundays, 1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25
Time: 7 - 9 pm 
Instructor: John McMurtrie
Ages: Adult 
Maximum Enrollment: 9
Genre: Book Group
Price: $150

“What to Read Now” is no ordinary book group. Sure, we’ll have wine and cheese on hand, but here’s what’s extra special about this program: it will be curated and led by San Francisco Chronicle book editor John McMurtrie.


John’s book choices are informed by his unique perspective as an editor who keeps his finger on the pulse of contemporary publishing. He will provide background information on each of his selections and moderate the group discussion with his signature wit and grace.

John's book choices include: Aravind Adiga's Selection Day, Lucia Berlin's A Manual for Cleaning Women, J. Robert Lennon's Broken River, and Lidia Yuknavitch's The Book of Joan.

Come mingle with John and a cohort of East Bay bookworms starting in January!

John McMurtrie

John McMurtrie is the book editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. He oversees the paper’s book coverage and regularly contributes his own articles and reviews. His writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, Washington Post, and International Herald Tribune. He has served as a jury member for the Commonwealth Club’s California Book Awards, One City One Book: San Francisco Reads, and the French Consulate in San Francisco’s writing residency. John is a recipient of the Friend of Independent Bookselling award, from the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association.



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