Monday, April 14, 2014
Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache Series Re-read
On Friday, Louise Penny made this official announcement on her Facebook page.
"We have some fun news- we're starting a virtual, online club to re-read the Gamache books, starting with Still Life on April 21st. Each book will be discussed for two weeks, then onto the next one, culminating in the publication of The Long Way Home on August 26th.
"This will be like a gathering at Myrna's New and Used bookstore, only from your own home.
"There'll be discussions and special guests and giveaways. (But you'll have to provide your own croissants). Mostly we hope this'll be a chance to re-visit Three Pines with others who've come to know the village, and see how the characters have grown together and evolved. It's also a chance to introduce Gamache, Ruth, Clare, Gabri et al to new readers. New members of the community.
"Please tell friends and other readers, and make sure they know they're welcome to join in.
"Now you'll have to sign up for it, of course. Here's the link:
"Have fun, and see you at the first meeting. We can go over to the bistro later. (I wish)."
I wish we could go over the bistro or Myrna's as well. I hope you join us, and I do mean us. Louise's publicist at St. Martin's, Sarah Melnyk, asked me to lead the first discussion. I have the honor to introduce Still Life, the book that introduced Inspector Armand Gamache to the world. I'm a little nervous, hoping I can do justice to this book.
If you are a fan of this series, or want to discover the series, I hope you join us. Sign up now, and I'll see you next Monday for the first discussion.