Thanks to everyone who joined us this past week for our book club meeting — it was a great discussion of a very interesting book! We wanted to provide everyone with the information for our May meeting and hope that you can join us for the discussion.
Here is the information for our May Book Club meeting:
For those interested in learning more about the book we will be discussing, here is a brief editorial review from The New Yorker and a link to the book description and reader reviews on Amazon.
The handsome minister Tyler Caskey, of West Annett, Maine, is beloved by his parishioners because he really does think they’re all God’s children. But in the bleak autumn of 1959, more than a year after the death of his wife, Tyler is still awash in grief. The man who once held them rapt from the pulpit now appears ridiculous up there—”like a big tractor being driven by a teenage kid, slipping in and out of gear”—and his daughter has started screaming and spitting in kindergarten. How can he lead them if he himself is lost? Just as she did in her first novel, “Amy and Isabelle,” Strout has created an absorbing world peopled by characters who argue the merits of canned cranberry sauce and using one’s turn signal; meanwhile, dark fears about Freud and Khrushchev run beneath the surface of their lives like water under ice. With superlative skill, Strout challenges us to examine what makes a good story—and what makes a good life. – The New Yorker
The Book Club Organizers
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