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book club Events

Upcoming Book Club Events

    • 10/13/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Location is provided upon registration.

    Our host this month is Elise Kay. 
    Our book for October is “The Pull of the Stars," by Emma Donoghue.

    Here is a review by Book Club member Robin Story.

    The tears are drying on my cheeks as I write this. Emma Donoghue started writing this book as the centenary of the 1918 Pandemic approached. It’s the story of a “closet” in a Dublin hospital that had been converted to a ward for expectant mothers who had the influenza. Covering only three days, the character-driven story describes Nurse Julia Power, her three expectant mothers, and Bridie Sweeney, a 22-year-old volunteer sent by a local convent. The pace is frenetic, with nonstop action and heartbreak. The author introduces fully formed supporting characters, each who add to the drama. The descriptions of the births are more graphic than most of us would want to read, and the influenza itself is a major character. The current COVID-19 pandemic started just as the book was in the final stages.

    • 11/10/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Location is provided upon registration.

    Our host this month is Sharon Williams.  
    Our book for November is “The Reckoning: A Novel,” by John Grisham.

    It is October 1946 in Clanton, Mississippi. Pete Banning is Clanton’s favorite son—a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. 

    Then one cool October morning he rises early, drives into town, and commits a shocking crime.  Pete’s only statement about it—to the sheriff, to his lawyers, to the judge, to the jury, and to his family—is: “I have nothing to say.” He is not afraid of death and is willing to take his motive to the grave. Unlike anything he has written before, John Grisham takes us on an incredible journey, from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II; from an insane asylum filled with secrets to the Clanton courtroom where Pete’s defense attorney tries desperately to save him.

    • 12/08/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Location is provided upon registration.

    Dottie Grygiel is hosting the Book Club's annual holiday party.

    More details will be made available closer to the date for the gathering. 

    Questions? Contact me at sgrimshaw983@gmail.com.

Past events

08/11/2021 Book Club Meeting for August
07/14/2021 Book Club Meeting for July
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