Refined Reads Book Club – September Pick

George and Lizzie

This month we're reading George and Lizzie by book world rock star and local favorite Nancy Pearl. We meet up to discuss the book on September 29, 6:30pm at our U District store.

You may know Nancy Pearl (a.k.a "America's Librarian") from her NPR book reviews, monthly television show (Book Lust with Nancy Pearl), or her Archie McPhee librarian action figure. Here at University Book Store, she's also beloved for her amazing book club. This famous Seattle bibliophile has long been known for her great literary taste so we couldn't have been more excited to hear she had written her first novel.

George and Lizzie may begin with a meet-cute, but it's not the rom-com you might expect. The titular characters have been married for 10 years, but while affable George is content with his life, Lizzie is something…else. Bold, funny, and vibrant, this book is both a nontraditional love story and an intriguing character study of a complicated young woman whose present is clouded by her past. Fans of poetry or football will enjoy the details embedded by Pearl in this surprising yet satisfying debut work.

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Refined Reads is our book club in partnership with KOMO's Seattle Refined. Each month we introduce you to one amazing, discussion-worthy book. Read along with us through weekly check-ins with page goals and exclusive content. You'll also get the chance to participate in on-camera discussions for the show! Monthly Refined Reads book discussions will rotate among different University Book Store locations around the Puget Sound.

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