Book Club Picks from The Ivy Bookshop – Fourth Tuesday Book Club

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A little known fact:  There are over 80 book clubs throughout the city of Baltimore (and beyond) that are registered with The Ivy Bookshop.  Starting this week, Baltimore Fishbowl will feature a current read from a local book club that is currently registered with the Ivy.  Lucky for us, their pics are noted online at Club Ivy.
This week’s pick from Fourth Tuesday Book Club:


The Flamethrowers (Paperback)

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“New York” magazine’s number one book of the year and named a Best Book of 2013 by “The Wall Street Journal”;” Vogue;” “O, The Oprah Magazine”; “Los Angeles Times”;” The San Francisco Chronicle”;” The New Yorker;” “Time;” “Flavorwire;” “Salon”; “Slate”; “The Daily Beast”; “Bookish;” “The Jewish Daily Forward”; “The Austin American-Statesman”;” Complex”; and “The Millions,” Rachel Kushner’s “The Flamethrowers” was a finalist for the National Book Award and a “New York Times “bestseller. 

Includes a new essay by the author, with a folio of images 
Reno, so-called because of the place of her birth, comes to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art. Her arrival coincides with an explosion of activity–artists colonize a deserted and industrial SoHo, stage actions in the East Village, blur the line between life and art. Reno is submitted to a sentimental education of sorts–by dreamers, poseurs, and raconteurs in New York and by radicals in Italy, where she goes with her lover to meet his estranged and formidable family. Ardent, vulnerable, and bold, Reno is a fiercely memorable observer, superbly realized by Rachel Kushner. 

“Superb…Scintillatingly alive…A pure explosion of now.”–“The New Yorker”

About the Author:

Rachel Kushner’s new novel, The Flamethrowers, is out in April, 2013. Her debut novel, Telex from Cuba, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, winner of the California Book Award, and aNew York Times bestseller and Notable Book. It was named a best book by the Washington Post Book Book World, theSan Francisco Chronicle, the Seattle Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Christian Science Monitor, and Amazon. Kushner’s fiction and essays have appeared in The New York TimesThe Paris ReviewThe BelieverArtforum,BookforumFenceBombCabinet, and Grand Street. She lives in Los Angeles.

abc-1 events-bookclubs-1The Ivy Bookshop is Baltimore’s literary bookstore.We actively support book clubs and their members throughout the city.

As a registered Club Ivy member, you are entitled to a number of benefits:

1    Club Ivy participants will receive a 10% discount on all book club purchases.
2    Upon request, The Ivy will host catered book club meetings for its registered clubs.
3    Registered Club Ivy members will be invited to participate in publisher-sponsored receptions and other book events, some of them invitation-only.
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