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.


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.

 

 


April 4th  ~ The Triumph of Seeds by Thor Hanson.  277 pages, published 2015

A humane, hilarious, and even moving exploration of the importance of seeds to nature and humanity. Spanning the globe from gardens and flower patches to the spice routes of Kerala, this is a book of knowledge, adventure, and wonder, spun by an award-winning writer who takes us on a fascinating scientific adventure through the wild and beautiful world of seeds.

 

 

 


May 2nd  ~  Disobedience by Jane Hamilton.  273 pages, published 2000

17-year-old Henry Shaw learns of his mother’s affair when he stumbles across her e-mails to her lover. His image of her is shattered, but he cannot resist eavesdropping. Henry’s younger sister, Elvira, is scornful of technology, stuck in 1862 with her fellow hardcore Civil War re-en-actors.  Each member of the Shaw family explore their hard-to-realize dreams, the difficult lessons of history, and the fragility and strength of family life.

 

 

 

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