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History Book Club “The Sot-Weed Factor”

Wednesday, May 08, 2013
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
6003 Memorial Drive Map & Directions

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!

Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment for Rienzi.

Education programs at Bayou Bend receive generous funding from Mrs. Evelyn Houstoun Chew; The Hamill Foundation; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock; Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.; Mr. William J. Hill; Houston Junior Woman´s Club; The Susan Vaughan Foundation; The Americana Foundation; Tara and S. Stacy Eastland; Mary and Michael Epps in memory of Ralph E. Wallingford; The Ray C. Fish Foundation; the Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Foundation; The John M. O´Quinn Foundation; the William A. and Madeline W. Smith Foundation; Toni Wallingford; Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell; the Strake Foundation; Humanities Texas; Mrs. Daniel R. Japhet; Polly and Murry Bowden; Nancy and James Gordon; and Mrs. Sara E. White.
Education programs at Bayou Bend also receive endowment income from funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard and Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate.