About the Book Group:
We meet at Trinity the first Friday of each month at 7pm. Please feel free to come even if you haven’t read or finished the book. We mostly read contemporary fiction and nonfiction. No commitment is necessary, but please RSVP the week of the meeting if you are planning to come.
For more information or to join the email list, contact Anne Umphrey at firstname.lastname@example.org or Celia Moore at: cedemoore@ earthlink.net.
Our next book group meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 5 at 7pm in the church library.
We will be discussing:
Friday, Oct. 5 at 7pm
Trinity Church Library
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
In an unnamed South American country, a world-renowned soprano sings at a birthday party in honor of a visiting Japanese industrial titan. Alas, in the opening sequence, a ragtag band of 18 terrorists enters the vice-presidential mansion through the air conditioning ducts. Their quarry is the president, who has unfortunately stayed home to watch a favorite soap opera. And thus, from the beginning, things go awry. Among the hostages are Russian, Italian, and French diplomatic types. Swiss Red Cross negotiator oachim Messner comes and goes, wrangling over terms and demands. Days stretch into weeks, the weeks into months. Joined by no common language except music, the 58 international hostages and their captors forge unexpected bonds. Time stands still, priorities rearrange themselves. Ultimately, of course, something has to give.
Friday, Nov. 2 at 7pm
Trinity Church Library
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
In the latest masterpiece by Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room, an English nurse brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle-a girl said to have survived without food for months-soon finds herself fighting to save the child’s life. Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O’Donnell, who believes herself to be living off manna from heaven, and a journalist is sent to cover the sensation. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale’s Crimean campaign, is hired to keep watch over the girl. Written with all the propulsive tension that made Room a huge bestseller, THE WONDER works beautifully on many levels–a tale of two strangers who transform each other’s lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil.