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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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date: October 14, 2011 08:00PM
location: 3 West 51st Street, New York, NY, The United States
description: The annual Constant Reader convention will be held in New York City this year from the evening of Friday, October 14, to the morning of Tuesday, October 18. We won't be able to get to all of the city of course, but we'll be in a prime location to see some of the best (the MoMA, Frick Museum, Morgan Library, NYPL Centennial, Algonquin, Strand bookstore, High Line, Chelsea Market, Lincoln Center, and on). Think great literary venues, great art, great food, great conversation.

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Deliverance by James Dickey
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Cultural Amnesia by Clive James
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The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark
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The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius
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Shakespeare Wrote for Money by Nick Hornby
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Miss Lonelyhearts/The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
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