17 Oct 2017

Literature Should Always Come With a Side of Edible Gold: The Pfister Book Club Meets Again

Literature Should Always Come With a Side of Edible Gold: The Pfister Book Club Meets Again

I left the Pfister Book Club October meeting last week a little giddy.  Not because we all loved the month’s book, Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss, so much (spoiler: overall, it confused more than thrilled us) but precisely because even for a dense, perplexing book, 40 of you showed up.  The fact that so many of you […]

29 Sep 2017

Wonderland | Marisa Riley | Public Relations Team Leader at Bader Rutter

Wonderland | Marisa Riley | Public Relations Team Leader at Bader Rutter

  While I tried on the narrator hat this week, I was amused at what the role entailed. Stepping out of the day-to-day hustle and bustle to stop and observe changes perspective. And as I sat down at the narrator desk, one of the first things that caught my eye was a flyer for the […]

20 Sep 2017

The Pfister Book Club Reads Our Way Into Autumn

The Pfister Book Club Reads Our Way Into Autumn

The Pfister isn’t too old to change. It’s growing into the perfect place to engage with books and others who love them, and this was very apparent at our book club meeting last Thursday. 45 of us (!!) gathered to discuss The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor, and just like that, we outgrew the Pfister […]

27 Aug 2017

The Narrator Broods

The Narrator Broods

  I can be the kind of melancholy person who dreads endings when things are still new. Maybe this comes from being a mother—I’m brokenheartedly anticipating a child growing up and leaving me while that very baby is pawing sweet potatoes into his hair, smelling like cotton steeped in milk, eyelashes curled like a fawn’s. […]

12 Aug 2017

We Turn the Pages: Our Pfister Book Club Meets Again!

We Turn the Pages: Our Pfister Book Club Meets Again!

I gave an important disclaimer to our first month’s book club participants about my August selection: the first half of the novel is pretty dark, but if you continue through to the end, the author achieves well-earned hopefulness in a book so rich you’ll never forget it. For many of the 29 people who found […]

14 Jul 2017

One for the Books

One for the Books

Last night, 30 of us gathered together for the first ever Pfister book club. It felt like the start of something rich. There could not have been a place more perfectly suited to discussing Amor Towles’s A Gentleman in Moscow, which is completely set in a grand hotel, than the historic Pfister Mezzanine. We, like […]