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Do you enjoy reading and talking about books in English? Our Literary Circle discusses a different book each month. You can drop by regularly or you can join us for only one evening – it’s up to you. Mark Olival-Bartley leads the discussion. Free admission.

"Uncommon Type: Some Stories" by Tom Hanks

Literary Circle / Free admission

 

Tom Hanks is a noted advocate of the manual typewriter, and it is this machine that threads and binds the articulate and moving stories of his first collection.

 

A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game—and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and then he must decide whether perfection or celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life.

 

These and other stories reveal that the Oscar-winning actor has brought his considerable talent for crafting singular characters to the page as well.

 

More about the Amerikahaus Literary Circle

 

Organizers: Amerikahaus Verein, Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relation

 

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