Read-Along: Appointment in Samarra

I saw this read-along posted on Dolce Bellezza and thought, why not? It’s short and a nice departure from my current reading list. Looks like it’s a joint venture with Wuthering Expectations, a new to me blog.

Here’s a blurb from Appointment in Samarra:

One of the great novels of small-town American life, Appointment in Samarra is John O’Hara’s crowning achievement. In December 1930, just before Christmas, the Gibbsville, Pennsylvania, social circuit is electrified with parties and dances. At the center of the social elite stand Julian and Caroline English. But in one rash moment born inside a highball glass, Julian breaks with polite society and begins a rapid descent toward self-destruction.

Join us? Read and post throughout the month of September using this hashtag: #SamarraInSeptember.

11 thoughts on “Read-Along: Appointment in Samarra”

    1. Oh yes, please do. It does sound pretty good too.

      I asked about the RIP challenge for September through Halloween and supposedly that is going to be announced soon but this should not really conflict with that much.

  1. So glad to have you read with us, Ti! I have enjoyed the read-alongs I’ve done with Tom so much; he always adds a fresh perspective and shows me things that I had not seen. Plus, isn’t it great to broaden what we ‘normally’ read into something fresh? I have not read O’Hara before, ever, so this is really something I’m looking forward to. Thanks for sharing the event on your blog.

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