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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.