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SOCIAL NOVELS TO PAIR WITH EDITH WHARTON’S ‘THE HOUSE OF MIRTH.’

Dear Match Book,

I am a member of an English-speaking book club based in Barcelona. For more than 15 years, we have been meeting over good food and wine to talk about an eclectic selection of books — fiction and nonfiction, classics and best sellers, some prizewinners and some not — all randomly chosen with no real criteria.

Some titles that have inspired lots of discussion and were

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