Fiction Book Club


Monday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.

Ship Fever and Other Stories by Andrea Barrett 


The elegant short fictions gathered here about the love of science and the science of love are often set against the backdrop of the nineteenth century. Interweaving historical and fictional characters, they encompass both past and present as they negotiate the complex territory of ambition, failure, achievement, and shattered dreams. In the tradition of Alice Munro and William Trevor, these exquisitely rendered fictions encompass whole lives in a brief space. As they move between interior and exterior journeys, "science is transformed from hard and known fact into malleable, strange and thrilling fictional material" (Boston Globe). 

Event date: 
Monday, September 12, 2011 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
94025-4349 Menlo Park