UChicago Pittsburgh Alumni Book Group

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Cost: Complimentary
No Registration Required

The Pittsburgh Book Club will meet at The Essex House, Room L10, 5701 Centre Avenue (main entrance is on Baum Blvd) at 7PM on Tuesday, June 13, to discuss The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. We hope to see you all there at our new meeting location! Below is a brief description of the book:

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes is a novel narrated by a retired man named Tony Webster. The narrator recalls how he and his clique met Adrian Finn at school and vowed to remain friends for life. When the past catches up with Tony, he reflects on the paths he and his friends have taken. The Sense of an Ending was awarded the Man Booker Prize for 2011. The novel was subsequently adapted into a 2017 film of the same name.

In addition to The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes has had three books short-listed for the Booker Prize: Flaubert's Parrot (1984), England, England (1998), and Arthur & George (2005). He has also written crime fiction under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh. In addition to novels, Barnes has published collections of essays and short stories.

The Essex House, Room L10
5701 Centre Avenue (The main entrance is on Baum Blvd.)
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Parking is available along the front of the building. All other spaces are numbered and are leased--do not park there. There is also parking on Baum, Centre and Negley Avenues. Observe parking signs.  When entering the Essex House go in the main door from Baum and turn left. The social room is L10. There is a doorman if anyone needs help. We can bring in food and beverages.
If you have any questions, please contact Steve Shandor at steve.shandor@gmail.com.

Event Contact
Stephen Shandor AB'84, MBA'88

Staff Liaison

If you have any questions regarding logistics of the event; i.e. where to meet, special request, parking, etc. please contact the Event Contact listed above.