The New Naples Book Club was created for young professionals in Southwest Florida who love books and getting together with friends to share thoughts, ideas—and perhaps a glass of rosé. We meet once a month after work at different restaurants and spots around town.
All are welcome to join, whether you’ve read the book or not (though obviously, it’s more fun if you have!) Bring a friend—or don’t, and come meet new ones. 🙂 If you do plan to come, please RSVP on Facebook or by emailing email@example.com so we know to expect you.
This Month’s Details:
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 8, 6-7 p.m.
WHERE: Ridgway Bar & Grill, 1300 Third St. S., Naples. We’ll be staying for dinner after the meeting; all are invited!
BOOK SELECTION: Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld
NEW THIS MONTH: ‘Tis the season for giving (and getting), so bring a book you’ve already read to swap!
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This version of the Bennet family—and Mr. Darcy—is one that you have and haven’t met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late 30s who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help—and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray.
Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their CrossFit workouts and Paleo diets to get jobs. Mary, the middle sister, is earning her third online master’s degree and barely leaves her room, except for those mysterious Tuesday-night outings she won’t discuss. And Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane’s 40th birthday fast approaches.
Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome new-in-town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show Eligible. At a Fourth of July barbecue, Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane, but Chip’s friend neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming …
And yet, first impressions can be deceiving.