Let's try discussing the book a few chapters at a time, in general. For the first "meeting," however, let's just work with chapter 1. The first "meeting" will start Friday evening at 8:30 pm CST with a post from Grace. Please chime in at any point in the next couple of days at or after that time!
Here is a link to the entire text of the novel (you have to cut and paste it into your browser) : http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Beautiful_and_Damned