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The Salon: Classics Book Club


Who We Are & What We Read
The Salon: Classics Book Club is dedicated to classical literature. We read fiction, essays, plays, anything that is at least 30 years old and still in print.

The monthly selections are chosen by member majority. 

Past Selections
The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing, The Titan by Theodore Dreiser, The Man With the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren, Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, The Quiet American by Graham Greene, Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, The Europeans by Henry James, Young Lonigan by James Farrell, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, One Book, One Chicago pick The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow, This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, Oh What a Paradise It Seems by John Cheever, Angle of Repose  by Wallace Stegner, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, The Fall by Albert Camus, Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather, Stoner by John Williams, Black Elk Speaks by John Neihardt, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammet 
2018 Selections
January 22nd, 2018 @ 7:30pm: Under the Glacier by Halldor Laxness
February 26th, 2018 @ 7:30pm: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre
March 26th. 2018 @ 7:30pm: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
April 23rd, 2018 @ 7:30pm The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
2017 Selections

January 23, 2017 @7:30 pmThe Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, by Muriel Spark

February 27, 2017 @7:30 pm: Life of William Grimes, Runaway Slave, by William Grimes

March 27, 2017 @7:30 pm The Power and the Glory, by Graham Greene

April 24, 2017 @7:30 pm: Gaudy Night: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery, by Dorothy Sayers.

May 22, 2017 @7:30 pm: Midnight's Children, by Salman Rushdie

June 26, 2017 @7:30pm: The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway

July 24, 2017 @7:30pm: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne DuMaurier

August 28, 2017 @7:30pm: The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende

September 26, 2017 @7:30pm: 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Oct. 23rd @ 7:30 p.m.: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Nov. 27th@ 7:30 p.m.A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor

2016 Selections
January 25, 2016 @7:30pm: Love in the Time of Cholera, by G. Garcia Marquez
February 22, 2016 @7:30pm: Amerika (The Man Who Disappeared) by Franz Kafka
March 28 2016 @7:30pm: The Wild Ass's Skin by Honore de Balzac
April 25, 2016 @7:30pm: A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr
May 23, 2016 @7:30pm: It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
June 27, 2016 @7:30pm: On The Road by Jack Kerouac
July 25, 2016 @7:30pm: The Assistant by Bernard Malamud
August 22, 2016 @7:30pm:  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-glass by Lewis Carroll

Sept 26, 2016 @7:30pm:  Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy

Oct 24, 2016 @7:30pm:  The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Nov 28, 2016 @7:30pm:  The Bell by Iris Murdoch


2015 Selections

Monday, November 23 @ 7:30pm : Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Monday, October 26 @ 7:30pm : Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Monday, September 28th @ 7:30pm :  The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

Monday, August 24 @ 7:30pm : So Big by Edna Ferber

Monday, July 27 @ 7:30pm : The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Monday, June 22 @ 7:30pm Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

Monday, May 27 @ 7:30pm : A Death in the Family by James Agee

Monday, April 27 @ 7:30pm Gigli by Irmgard Keun

Monday, March 23 @ 7:30pm : With the Procession by Henry Blake Fuller


When We Meet
We meet on the 4th Monday of the month at 7:30 PM.


How To Join
Simply read the book and show up. We look forward to discussing classics with you!


Any inquiries can be directed to Jeanine Henry at


The House of Mirth (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) Cover Image
By Edith Wharton, Cynthia Griffin Wolff (Introduction by), Cynthia Griffin Wolff (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780140187298
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Published: Penguin Books - May 1st, 1993

The Master & Margarita (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679760801
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Published: Vintage - March 19th, 1996

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (George Smiley Novels) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143124757
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Published: Penguin Books - September 3rd, 2013

Under the Glacier (Vintage International Original) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400034413
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Published: Vintage - March 8th, 2005

The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe Novel) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780394758282
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - July 12th, 1988

Love in the Time of Cholera (Oprah's Book Club) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307389732
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Published: Vintage - October 5th, 2007

Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
By Emily Bronte, Pauline Nestor (Introduction by), Lucasta Miller (Preface by)
ISBN: 9780141439556
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2002

Fathers and Sons (Oxford World's Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780199536047
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - June 1st, 2008

The Moviegoer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375701962
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Vintage Books USA - April 14th, 1998

The Woman in White (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
By Wilkie Collins, Matthew Sweet (Introduction by), Matthew Sweet (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780141439617
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Published: Penguin Books - April 29th, 2003

Stoner (New York Review Books Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781590171998
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Published: New York Review of Books - June 20th, 2006

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