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Kepler's invites you to register your Book Club with our store. As a registered Book Club you will receive these benefits:
- 15% discount on all Book Club titles purchased by your members
- Check out our Book Recommendations section (on the menu above) to see our Staff Picks, Bestsellers, Signed Books available, Award Winners, and "Kepler's Recommends"!
- We can often arrange Author call-ins for your Book Club
Book club coordinators will order your books for your club and let you know when they have arrived in the store.
To Register your book club click here.
If you ever have questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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REMINDER: No book club meetings in December.
|Click HERE to see what other books our local book clubs are reading!||Sina Herkelrath, Book Club Coordinator|
We have several wonderful in-store bookclubs. You are welcome to join us at any of the book club meetings listed below.
Big Ideas Reading Group
Focusing on Science, Philosophy, and Technology
|Saturday, October 8, 4:00 p.m.
Symmetry: A Journey Into the Patterns of Nature by Marcus Du Sautoy
Combining a rich historical narrative with his own personal journey as a mathematician, Marcus du Sautoy takes a unique look into the mathematical mind as he explores deep conjectures about symmetry and brings us face-to-face with the oddball mathematicians, both past and present, who have battled to understand symmetry's elusive qualities.
|Saturday, November 12, 4:00 p.m.
Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier
"Financial Times" Business Book of the Year Finalist. "Illuminating and very timely . . . a fascinating and sometimes alarming survey of big data's growing effect on just about everything: business, government, science and medicine, privacy, and even on the way we think. --New York Times
Saturday, December 10, 3:00 p.m. @ Le Boulanger, 20488 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino
Predictive Analytics unleashes the power of data. With this technology, the computer literally learns from data how to predict the future behavior of individuals. Perfect prediction is not possible, but putting odds on the future drives millions of decisions more effectively, determining whom to call, mail, investigate, incarcerate, set up on a date, or medicate.
For more information, please contact Chris Boyd, email@example.com
Saturday, January 14, 3:00 p.m. @ Le Boulanger, 20488 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino
Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified.
For more information, please contact Chris Boyd, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Saturday, February 11, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Evolution of the Social Contract by Brian Skyrms
Skyrms uses evolutionary game theory to analyze the genesis of social contracts and investigates social phenomena including justice, communication, altruism, and bargaining.
NOTE: The Friday Night Book Club has a NEW name and will now meet on the second Monday of the month at 2:00 p.m.:
Kepler's Nonfiction Book Club
|Monday, October 10, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language. From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your dog can't), to the fine lost art of swearing, Bryson tells the fascinating, often uproarious story of an inadequate, second-rate tongue of peasants that developed into one of the world's largest growth industries.
|Monday, November 14, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck
Simultaneously a majestic journey across the West, a significant work of history, and a moving personal saga, Buck's chronicle is a laugh-out-loud masterpiece (Willamette Week) that so ensnares the emotions it becomes a tear-jerker at its close (Star Tribune, Minneapolis) and will leave you daydreaming and hungry to see this land (The Boston Globe).
Daytime Fiction - & More - Book Club
|Sunday, October 30, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction,The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping espionage novel, and a powerful story of love and friendship.
Fiction Book Club
|Monday, October 31, 7:00 p.m.
The Assistant by Bernard Malamud
This novel unerringly evokes an immigrant world of cramped circumstances and great expectations. Malamud defined the immigrant experience in a way that has proven vital for several generations of writers.
|Monday, November 21, 7:00 p.m.
Animal Farm by George Orwell
As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals, and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published.
Spanish Book Club (The Spanish Book Club does not meet in June or December.)
|Monday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.
Los afectos by Rodrigo Hasbún
The Affection deals with the gradual disintegration of the Ertls, a peculiar family of thrill-seekers who, after the defeat of Germany during World War II, decide to go into exile in Bolivia.
|Monday, November 28, 7:00 p.m.
Relato de un Naufrago by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
El 28 de febrero de 1955 el destructor Caldas, que viajaba de Estados Unidos a Colombia, sufrio un accidente. Con la finalidad de rescatar a los naufragos, las fuerzas norteamericanas del canal de Panama peinaron la zona cercana al siniestro. Despues de cuatro dias de busqueda no encontraron ningun sobreviviente y se desistio de la busqueda. Una semana mas tarde aparecio Luis Alejandro Velasco, quien despues de pasar en las aguas del Caribe diez dias a la deriva, logro llegar a tierra.
MG Lunchbreak Book Club
|Thursday, October 6, 2016, 12:00 p.m.
The Rat Prince by Bridget Hodder
Before Cinderella's stepmother and stepsisters moved into Lancastyr Manor, she was known as the beautiful Lady Rose de Lancastyr. Then her stepmother forced her to become a kitchen maid and renamed her. At first the rats of the manor figure her for a lack-wit and take pity on her by bringing her food and a special family heirloom. But when Cinderella's stepmother finds a way to prevent her from attending the ball, the rats join forces to help her.
|November TBD, 2016, 12:00 p.m.
Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
Kek comes from Africa where he lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived. Now she's missing, and Kek has been sent to a new home. As he waits for word of his mother's fate, Kek weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country.