The Book Group meets monthly to discuss a wide variety of books (history, fiction, mysteries and more) exploring instances of grace and spirituality. Meetings are usually on the third Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in the Library. A diverse selection of books has attracted a loyal following – “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett, “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana De Rosnay, “The Tiger’s Wife” by Tea Olbreht, “Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy” by Eric Metaxes, and “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks.
The next meetings are:
September 18th, 1:00 p.m. The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George A masterful work of suspense, The Punishment She Deserves sets Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Inspector Thomas Lynley against one of their most intricate cases. The cozy, bucolic town of Ludlow is stunned when one of its most revered and respected citizens–Ian Druitt, the local deacon–is accused of a serious crime. Then, while in police custody, Ian is found dead. Did he kill himself? Or was he murdered?When Barbara Havers is sent to Ludlow to investigate the chain of events that led to Ian’s death, all the evidence points to suicide. But Barbara can’t shake the feeling that she’s missing something. She decides to take a closer look at the seemingly ordinary inhabitants of Ludlow–mainly elderly retirees and college students–and discovers that almost everyone in town has something to hide. Both a page-turner and a deeply complex story about the lies we tell, the lies we believe, and the redemption we need, this novel will be remembered as one of George’s best.
October 11th, 1:00 p.m. The Woman’s Hour: the Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss
A thoroughly researched nonfiction account of the American Suffrage movement. Following a handful of remarkable women who led their respective forces into battle, along with appearances by Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Eleanor Roosevelt.The Woman's Hour is an inspiring story of activists winning their own freedom in one of the last campaigns forged in the shadow of the Civil War, and the beginning of the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.
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