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Meet Cute Book Club - FUNNY STORY

Location Lost City Books 2467 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States
Date Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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Book lovers in the D.C. area won't want to miss the Meet Cute Book Club's discussion of Emily Henry's highly anticipated new novel Funny Story on Tuesday, May 14th at 7 PM at Lost City Books. This heartwarming yet hilarious romantic comedy promises to be a perfect summer read, making it an ideal pick to kick off the book club's warm weather meetings. Funny Story follows Daphne, who finds herself unexpectedly stranded in the charming lakeside town of Waning Bay, Michigan after her fiancé Peter leaves her for his childhood best friend Petra. In a twist of fate, Daphne ends up becoming unlikely roommates with Miles, who is Petra's ex. Despite being opposites - Daphne is practical and buttoned-up while Miles is scruffy and chaotic - the two form an unlikely friendship and hatch a mischievous plan to mislead their exes by posting fake photos depicting an idyllic summer romance between the two of them. What ensues is a delightfully awkward will-they-won't-they tale filled with Henry's trademark wit, banter, and heartfelt exploration of the complexities of love and relationships. Attendees can look forward to an engaging discussion analyzing the novel's flawed yet endearing characters, the meet-cute trope turned on its head, themes of found family, and the setting of Waning Bay which is practically a character itself. Henry's fans and newcomers alike are sure to find much to love and debate in this quirky summer rom-com. With warm weather on the horizon, Funny Story's depiction of a summer romance unfolding against the backdrop of a picturesque small town is the perfect escapist read. The Meet Cute Book Club event offers the ideal opportunity for bibliophiles to come together and unwind from their busy lives while delving into an unputdownable novel celebrating love, friendship, and starting over. Don't miss out on what promises to be a lively and insightful discussion!

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