Daytime Book Club

Join in the discussion each 1st Thursday of month at 2:30

Click here for a printable version of the 2019 selections.

We also have an Evening Book Club that meets the last Wednesday of every month at 7pm.

This event is free and open to all adults. No registration required.


January 3rd  ~  Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf.  219 pages, published 1925

A June day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway is taken up with running minor errands in preparation for a party and toward the end, by the suicide of a young man she’s never met. In giving an ordinary day such immense resonance and significance–infusing it with the elemental conflict between death and life–Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway is a dazzling display of the mind’s inside as it plays over the brilliant surface and darker depths of reality.

 


February 7th  ~  The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. 501 pages, published 2013

A chronicle of the fortunes of the Whittaker family in the 18th and 19th centuries. Henry—a poor Englishman made the richest man in Philadelphia though the quinine trade. His brilliant daughter, Alma (who inherits her father’s money and his mind), becomes a botanist whose research takes her deep into the mysteries of evolution, falling in love with Ambrose Pike, painter of orchids who draws her in the opposite direction—into the spiritual, the divine, and the magical.

 


March 7th  ~  A Passage to India by E. M. Forster.  293 pages, published 1924

When Adela and companion Mrs. Moore arrive in Chandrapore, they feel trapped by its insular, prejudiced ‘Anglo-Indian’ community. Determined to escape the English enclave and explore the ‘real India’, they find the charming and mercurial Dr Aziz, a cultivated Indian Muslim. An incident occurs while they are exploring the Marabar caves, and the respected doctor finds himself at the center of a scandal that rouses violent passions among the British and their subjects.

 

 

 

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