The Humanities and the Professions Reading and Discussion Group was formed following NCG's 1987 Annual Meeting and uses great literary texts to examine complex social and moral dilemmas. NCG book club members meet approximately four times a year for a facilitated discussion and the opportunity to engage with one another through a shared love of literature.
The Nix by Nathan Hill
"The Nix, Nathan Hill’s ambitiously panoramic and humane debut novel, oscillates between the poles of the 1968 Chicago protests and 2011. Its backdrop includes Occupy Wall Street, insipid pop singers and a reactionary, revolver-carrying Wyoming governor ready to run for president. Hill zeros in on the failures and discarded idealism of the boomers, a generation that pivoted, in less than two decades, from motorcycles to minivans, from socialism to sushi.
But wait, as they say in the infomercials “The Nix” might lampoon — there’s more! The novel also tours 1940s Norway, suburban Chicago in the ’80s and the Iraq war, and it goes inside the heads of Hubert H. Humphrey; a cynical book publisher; a collegiate plagiarist; a hippie-bashing cop; and a video game addict, as well as a plethora of other characters, locales and eras." —New York Times
Who Can Attend
Attendance is restricted to NCG members, with a maximum capacity of 10 members per session. Please call 415.777.4111 ext 15 for additional information.
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Book Group fees are available at an annual or drop–in rate. The annual fee allows a member to attend five book club sessions per year with an option for a sixth session at the discretion of the group. Members are also invited to attend a single session at the drop-in rate.
Fee includes professional facilitator and complementary beverages. Participants are encouraged to bring their own brown bag lunch.
Annual Member Fee: $75
Drop-In Fee: $20
NCG accepts major credit cards and checks.