Paris in the late 1800s and early 1900s was one of the most exciting cities in the world. Its universities produced profound talents in every field of thought. People from all over the world flocked to it for its great artists, writers, fashions, restaurants, legendary theater, opera and concert performances. Living in the midst of this aristocratdominated and storied world, Marcel Proust wrote his masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time. Our study group will be continuing its reading of Proust’s autobiographical fiction with Volume 2, Within a Budding Grove. To maximize our reading of Volume 2, participants should be familiar with the first volume of the novel. Members will be asked to lead or co-lead a discussion of the pages under review and are encouraged to enhance the discussion with supplemental materials of interest. Coordinators will happily assist in such preparation, as needed. Book: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 2: Within a Budding Grove, Marcel Proust/D.J. Enright, (Modern Library, 2003).