Members of the Book Group met at the home of Betty Kennedy to discuss "The Tattooist of Auschwitz", a novel by Australian author Heather Morris. The novel is based on a true story as told to the author by a Slovakian Jew of his experiences as a prisoner of Auschwitz-Birkenau during the Holocaust. He related… Read More.
May's Book Club met at the home of Virginia Felker. This months book selection was 'The Great Alone' by Kristin Hannah. We began the discussion on how this author comes up with her ideas and the process that goes into formulating and completing a novel. We next moved onto a discussion of the remoteness of… Read More.
In BURY YOUR DEAD, it’s winter carnival in Quebec City and Chief Inspector Gamache has come not to join the festivities but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. This is Louise Penny’s 6th novel in a series about Gamache. Much of the action in BURY YOUR DEAD takes place in the Literary and… Read More.
Since the new year is a time to catch up and it's better late than never, I wanted to briefly tell of our December meeting. We gathered at Jan Griffin's home, talking of favorite books and nibbling on yummy treats. Instead of exchanging gifts this year, however, we brought either food for ACCESS or toys… Read More.
Commonwealth is the 7th novel by award winning writer Ann Patchett. One Sunday afternoon in the early 60's in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up uninvited at Franny Keating's christening party. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother Beverly, thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.… Read More.
Sometimes life throws curveballs; sometimes it seems the whole ball field is hurling your way. So it was for Count Alexander Rostov, a “Former Person,” a few years after the Russian Revolution. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles tells of the count’s life imprisonment in Moscow’s splendid Hotel Metropol (in an attic room, not… Read More.
Six ladies gathered at the home of Betsy Hase to discuss this months book on October 10th. This is a non-fiction book written by Rebecca Skloot with a fascinating story that is well written about a part of medical history and a family's story . Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as… Read More.
Eight ladies gathered at the home of Valerie Taylor-Crow to discuss the September book choice, “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” by author, Lisa See. In rendering the complex joy of the mother-daughter bond, Lisa See dedicated this novel to her own mother, author Carolyn See, who died in 2016. Li-yan and her family align… Read More.
The book group’s July meeting was held at Sheris Fine’s home and the nine ladies present had a lively conversation about The Little Book by Selden Edwards. An interesting point about this book is that the author started writing the book in 1974 and it was published in 2009. He wrote the book over a… Read More.
June's Book Club was hosted at the home of Sheris Fine. The book 'A Piece of the World', written by Christina Baker Kline, was chosen by Virginia Felker. It was inspired by a painting the author has seen by Andrew Wyeth. One of his most recognized works- "Christina's World' portrays a woman dragging herself across… Read More.