The BAIN Book Group meets on the second Monday of each month. This month we will meet in Barrio Norte. Please send your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for the exact address. Do not communicate directly with email@example.com, please. Bring suggestions for future books to the meeting or send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Books for the remainder of 2019 are listed below.
At the November meeting we will be discussing Nothing to be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes.
Books for the Remainder of 2019
November – Nothing to be Frightened Of – Julian Barnes, 258 pages
NATIONAL BESTSELLER, A NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A memoir on mortality as only Julian Barnes can write it, one that touches on faith and science and family as well as a rich array of exemplary figures who over the centuries have confronted the same questions he now poses about the most basic fact of life: its inevitable extinction. If the fear of death is “the most rational thing in the world,” how does one contend with it? An atheist at twenty and an agnostic at sixty, Barnes looks into the various arguments for, against, and with God, and at his own bloodline, which has become, following his parents’ death, another realm of mystery.
Deadly serious, masterfully playful, and surprisingly hilarious, Nothing to Be Frightened Of is a riveting display of how this supremely gifted writer goes about his business and a highly personal tour of the human condition and what might follow the final diagnosis.
December – The Island of Sea Women – Lisa See, 384 pages
A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island.
A book that will make you cringe, but eventually pull you in to a friendship that was special and the lives of these women of the sea. It is well written, well researched and the prose is wonderful. It is a novel that shows how much we miss, misjudge, when we fail to forgive.