We meet monthly on a Wednesday evening and focus on books that have been made into films. If you don’t have time to read the book, just watch the movie! Then come on over for a relaxing evening of wine, dessert, and good conversation.
Hostess will provide dessert and drinks. Those able to attend, please feel free to bring wine or something to drink, but don’t feel compelled to every time.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Book Club Chair, Archana, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In September, we’re reading Brooklyn by Colm Toibin.
Committed to a quiet life in little Enniscorthy, Ireland, the industrious young Eilis Lacey reluctantly finds herself swept up in an unplanned adventure to America, engineered by the family priest and her glamorous, “ready for life” sister, Rose. Eilis’s determination to embrace the spirit of the journey despite her trepidation–especially on behalf of Rose, who has sacrificed her own chance of leaving–makes a bittersweet center for Brooklyn. Colm Tóibín’s spare portrayal of this contemplative girl is achingly lovely, and every sentence rings with truth. Readers will find themselves swept across the Atlantic with Eilis to a boarding house in Brooklyn where she painstakingly adapts to a new life, reinventing herself and her surroundings in the letters she writes home. Just as she begins to settle in with the help of a new love, tragedy calls her home to Enniscorthy, and her separate lives suddenly and painfully merge into one. Tóibín’s haunted heroine glows on the page, unforgettably and lovingly rendered, and her story reflects the lives of so many others exiled from home.