Undercover Book Club meets approximately once every four to six weeks. The meetings take place Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the bookstore. Our members receive 10% off the current book club title when purchased at Undercover. Once a member, we'll let you know each month what the current book is and the date of the meeting. You can also visit our Facebook Page for more Book Club Event Information.
Undercover welcomes other book clubs to register with the store and we will be happy to bring in their books at a discount. Please inquire at the store.
View our Events Calendar for the next scheduled meeting. You'll find our current book BELOW.
calypso by: david sedaris
If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong.
When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself.
With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny--it's a book that can make you laugh 'til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris's powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.
This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet--and it just might be his very best.
Our Book Club will meet Tuesday, October 16th at 6pm.