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Look to the MFAH for good books and great conversations! The two MFAH house museums host a discussion series about books on life in America and Europe in the 1700s and 1800s. Meeting alternately at Rienzi and Bayou Bend, this history book club offers free discussions every other month. For more information, click here or call 713.639.7800 or 713.639.7759.The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth
This "satirical epic of the colonization of Maryland" follows the journey of Ebenezer Cooke as he travels to Maryland from London and experiences various troubles along the way (including pirates). As one reviewer said, things are never what they seem in this book. TIME magazine lists The Sot-Weed Factor as one of its All-Time 100 Novels. Come to the discussion to share where it falls on your list!