Thursday, December 07, 2006

Nick's December Pick

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Every month, our own Nick DiMartino chooses his favorite recent title and crafts a more indepth review than our regular staff favorites.

His December pick? The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham .

Here's what Nick says about it:

"Kitty doesn’t know how to love. She’s about to learn the hard way.

"Beautiful, wealthy, spoiled Kitty Garstin doesn’t love the young doctor, Walter Fane, but he’s a chance to get married before her younger sister, a chance to get away to Hong Kong.

"There she meets handsome Charlie Townsend and is swept into a passionate affair.

"Now Kitty has a choice – either get a divorce and ruin Charlie’s marriage and career, or accompany her husband to the remote Chinese province of Mei-tan-fu, in the deadly grips of an outbreak of cholera.

"The new film stars Naomi Watts and Edward Norton. Let’s read the book, see the movie, and discuss them both."

Wednesday • December 27 • 7pm
Conference Room
University Book Store

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