Literary Circle

Interested in Joining?

Mary Louise Selzer 363-1618,

 We meet every 3rd Monday of the month and are always looking for new members!



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    Literary Circle - Christmas on Jane Street

    On Monday, December 11th at 10:00 AM the Deercreek Book Club will meet at the home of Phyllis Basford to discuss a true story called, Christmas on Jane Street. Our December meeting is a Christmas Cookie exchange.

    Every holiday season for 10 years, Billy Romp, his wife, and their three young children have spent nearly a month living in a tiny camper and selling Christmas trees on Jane Street in New York City. They arrive from Vermont the day after Thanksgiving and leave just in time to make it home for Christmas morning-and for a few weeks they transform a corner of the Big Apple into a small town, that might be the setting for a classic Capra film. One neighbor strings a power line from his basement to the festively decorated van; another provides them with a phone line; still others drop off spare keys to nearby apartments so they'll have a place to take a hot shower. The local meter maid "forgets" to ticket them for parking violations; Broadway producers turn up with theatre tickets, and the Romps return the city's generosity by giving trees and wreaths to homes in need. It is a unique and inspiring story---and this lovely, lovingly illustrated little gem of a book is a wonderful celebration of one family and the warm, wide circle of friends who have created a Christmas tradition of their own.

    If you are interested in coming to our cookie exchange and book discussion or just curious about our Book Club, please call Mary Louise Selzer, 363-1618 or

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    Literary Circle - The Spy by Paulo Coehlo

    In November, the Deercreek Book Club is reading an interesting book called, The Spy by Paulo Coelho. This is a novel about Mata Hari and is based on real events.

    When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Within months, she was the most celebrated woman in the city.

    As a dancer, she shocked and delighted audiences, as a courtesan, she bewitched the era's richest and most powerful men. But as paranoia consumed a country at war, Mata Hari's lifestyle brought her under suspicion. In 1917, she was arrested in her hotel room on the Champs-Elysees and accused of espionage. Told in her voice through her final letter, The Spy is the

    unforgettable story of a woman who dared to defy convention and paid the ultimate price.

    We will be discussing this book the 3rd week in November. The exact date and location are yet to be determined. If you are interested in attending

    please contact Mary Louise Selzer, at or 363-1618.

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