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Happy Hour Book Club at Aster Hall

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join Volumes Bookstore as they kick off the monthly book club series. Stop by after work, meet new people, and discuss the book Conversations with Friends! Enjoy an extra 10% off the Happy Hour menu at Aster Hall’s Bar & Study on Level 6.

Frances is a coolheaded and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. Her best friend is the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi. At a local poetry performance one night, they meet a well-known photographer, and as the girls are then gradually drawn into her world, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman’s sophisticated home and handsome husband, Nick. But however amusing Frances and Nick’s flirtation seems at first, it begins to give way to a strange–and then painful–intimacy.

Written with gemlike precision and marked by a sly sense of humor, Conversations with Friends is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth, and the messy edges of female friendship.

  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week
  • Vogue’s 10 Best Books of 2017
  • Slate’s 10 Favorite Books of the Year
  • Elle.com’s Best Books of the Year
  • The Cut’s Best Books by Women
  • Vulture’s “Best New Paperbacks”


How does it work? Read the book (or most of it at least). Come by and discuss/network/chat.

What if I already read/own this book can…I come? ABSOLUTELY.

What if I read it on an e-reader/audiobook? That is 100% okay.

Can I reserve a copy of the book? YES. Stop in or reserve your copy online for pick up: https://www.volumesbooks.com/book/9780451499066

“A writer of rare confidence, with a lucid, exacting style… [O]ne wonderful aspect of Rooney’s consistently wonderful novel is the fierce clarity with which she examines the self-delusion that so often festers alongside presumed self-knowledge… But Rooney’s natural power is as a psychological portraitist. She is acute and sophisticated about the workings of innocence; the protagonist of this novel about growing up has no idea just how much of it she has left to do.”
– The New Yorker”

Rooney has the gift of imbuing everyday life with a sense of high stakes…a novel of delicious frictions.”
– New York Magazine


Date: March 3
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: Free


Venue Name: Aster Hall
Address: Level 6, Bar & Study


Organizer Name: Volumes Bookstore
Phone: 312-846-6750