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Writers Read Book Group

Date: Sunday, April 22, 2012 Time: 3 - 5pm Number of sessions: 1 Members: $5 Nonmembers: $5 Location: The Ink Spot, 710 13th Street Suite 210, San Diego, CA, 92101

Participants are invited to share insights and observations.  Writers (and non-writing readers) of all genres and skill levels are welcome.

In the collection of fourteen short stories, The Secrets of a Fire King, author Kim Edwards presents an impressive range of different voices. Alienation is a common theme—alienation from a spouse, a loved one, a country, and even alienation from the self. Edwards explores this idea of alienation in various ways. Perhaps it comes in just a sudden, passing moment, or perhaps it lasts a lifetime. Sometimes it’s the alienation that grows from a failure to comprehend, but sometimes it’s an alienation that arrives with knowledge that separates the characters from the rest of their once-familiar world.