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The Weekly Book Club
The club hosts discussions of new novels as the book-giving holidays approach.
October 24, 2008
By clue 1, the Weekly Book Club's meeting at Jane's house is one week before the meeting at Mrs. Dennis's residence and two weeks before the meeting where author Stephen Meyer's new novel will be discussed. The meeting at Jane's house is thus the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd week. If the meeting at Jane's were the 2nd week, with the meeting at Ms. Dennis's the 3rd and the meeting featuring Stephen Meyer's work the 4th (clue 1), since Kate isn't Ms. Dennis (10), by clue 5, Jane would be Ms. Bradley, Mindfield would be discussed at the meeting hosted by Ms. Dennis, and Kate would host the talk about Stephen Meyer's latest novel. Nicole would host the 1st meeting and Jane the Mitch Albom book discussion (9)--no (4). So, the meeting at Jane's residence isn't the 2nd week. If the meeting at Jane's were the 3rd week, with the meeting at Ms. Dennis's the 4th and the meeting featuring Stephen Meyer's book the 5th (1), since Kate isn't Ms. Dennis (10), by clue 5, Jane would be Ms. Bradley, Mindfield would be discussed at the meeting hosted by Ms. Dennis, and Kate would host the Stephen Meyer book discussion. By clues 9 and 4, Nicole would host the 1st meeting; and author Michael Albom's novel would be the topic at the 2nd. By clue 2, then, author Natalie Sparks's latest work would be discussed at the meeting at Jane Bradley's house or would be Mindfield--no (11). So, the meeting at Jane's residence isn't the 3rd week and must be the 1st. The the meeting at Ms. Dennis's is the 2nd and the meeting featuring author Stephen Meyer's new novel the 3rd of the five (1). Since Kate isn't hostess to the Stephen Meyer book discussion (10), by clue 5, Ms. Bradley is hosting the Stephen Meyer talk, Mindfield will be discussed at the 4th club meeting, and Kate will have the 5th affair at her home. By clues 2 and 11, Pizza in Paradise will be the topic at the 1st meeting; and Natalie Sparks's new book will be discussed at the 2nd. By clue 3, Ms. Edgar is having the 4th club meeting at her residence; and Kate is playing hostess to the discussion of author Paula Roth's latest book. By clue 9, Nicole is Ms. Bradley; and the author of Mindfield is Michael Albom. By elimination, Jack Grissom's new work will be the topic at the 1st of the five book club discussions. Stephen Meyer's new novel is The Night Runner, and Laurie is Ms. Edgar (6). By elimination, Monica is Ms. Dennis. She is playing hostess to the club discussion of Nth Degree, with Kate hosting the discussion of Rough and Tumble 21 (8). Finally, by clue 7, Kate is Ms. Charles and Jane Ms. Arnold. In sum, the five pre-holiday meetings of the Weekly Book Club are scheduled as follows:

  • 1st -- Jane Arnold, Pizza in Paradise by Jack Grissom
  • 2nd -- Monica Dennis, Nth Degree by Natalie Sparks
  • 3rd -- Nicole Bradley, The Night Runner by Stephen Meyer
  • 4th -- Laurie Edgar, Mindfield by Michael Albom
  • 5th -- Kate Charles, Rough and Tumble 21 by Paula Roth

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