The Book

For the centennial celebration of this beloved annual series, master of the form Lorrie Moore selects forty stories from the more than two thousand that were published in previous editions. Series editor Heidi Pitlor recounts behind-the-scenes anecdotes and examines, decade by decade, the trends captured over a hundred years. Together, the stories and commentary offer an extraordinary guided tour through a century of literature with what Moore calls “all its wildnesses of character and voice.”

Whether you read one story or read them all, join us for a lively discussion as we dive into years of good writing.

The Wine

It’s always nice to look into the past as we look to the future in the new year. With this month’s 100 Best American Short Stories, we get to reach back in time and read fiction that resonates through the ages. Likewise, wine’s greatest super power is its ability to allow the drinker to time travel. Each vintage embodies the ever-shifting characteristics of weather and earth in a given year, and the best tell a story of time and place. To pair with our 100-year-old stories are wines from American wineries and/or vineyards that are over 100-years-old. What a treat it is to get to go back in time with each sip. Grab a bottle or two and let’s see what stories these wines have to tell.

Cheers and happy reading!

Free to join and open to all!

About Reading Cru

What do we read?

Our club curator selects a range of literature, both fiction and nonfiction

What do we drink? 

Three suggested wines that pair with the book based on themes and flavors.

What & where do we meet? 

Join us virtually the last Sunday of each month at 5pm via Zoom or Google Meet.

January 30, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm