When the Ladies Book Club meets next on Wednesday, December 12th, Old Palmâs resident booklovers will discuss two of the 20th-centuryâs most well-known novelsâErnest Hemingwayâs âA Moveable Feastâ and F. Scott Fitzgeraldâs âThe Great Gatsby.â Expect the conversation to be lively and entertaining, as the ladies offer their insights while enjoying coffee and cookies in the Club. While âA Moveable Feastâ takes place in the 1920s, Hemingway didnât write this memoir of his early years in Paris until 1960, and he never submitted the manuscript for publication. It wasnât until 1964, three years after Hemingwayâs death, that the book was published. In it, Hemingwayâs writes about his relationships with fellow writer and art collector Gertrude Stein and former friend F. Scott Fitzgerald, whom Hemingway remembers rather heartlessly. Published in 1925, âThe Great Gatsbyâ is, on one level, the story of thwarted love between jazz-era rogue Jay Gatsby and married socialite Daisy Buchanan. However, on a deeper level, the book is Fitzgeraldâs symbolic meditation on the disintegration of the American dream in an era of unprecedented prosperity and material excess. No matter how itâs interpreted, âThe Great Gatsbyâ is a great read, and we encourage the ladies of Old Palm to discuss it and âA Moveable Feastâ at the upcoming Ladies Book Club.