November Afternoon Book Club – Exit West by Moshin Hamid

 

Join us for a potluck lunch and lively discussion on November 28th. Newcomers, new members are invited and most welcome!

Event Details

Please RSVP to Jen and bring a potluck dish to share.

This month we are reading Exit West by Moshin Hamid.

In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors—doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. . . .

Exit West follows these remarkable characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are. Profoundly intimate and powerfully inventive, it tells an unforgettable story of love, loyalty, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time.

Uptown Art Painting Night Out

Town Club members showcased their creative talents at Uptown Art in Denville on Wednesday, October 18th.

 

 

 

 

 

Can you tell what we painted??

 

 

You guessed it! It’s Mountain Lake. What a fun night to meet new friends and catch up with old ones. We hope that you can make the next Town Club program!

October Evening Book Club – My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

Join us for a fun and lively book/movie discussion on Wednesday, October 25th at 7:30pm. Our first book of the year was turned into a film so 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.

Event Details

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Book Club Chair, Heather at heatherprincehornby@outlook.com

This month we’re reading My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier.  Read more about the book/film:

Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent older cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in Philip as his heir, a man who will love his grand home as much as he does himself. But the cosy world the two construct is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries – and there he dies suddenly. Jealous of his marriage, racked by suspicion at the hints in Ambrose’s letters, and grief-stricken by his death, Philip prepares to meet his cousin’s widow with hatred in his heart. Despite himself, Philip is drawn to this beautiful, sophisticated, mysterious Rachel like a moth to the flame. And yet… might she have had a hand in Ambrose’s death?

Welcome to Mountain Lakes!

The Newcomers’ Cocktail Party is our club’s annual ‘Welcome to Mountain Lakes!’ to all residents who have moved to town in the past calendar year.

If you’re new to town and haven’t received your invitation, please contact Holly Daniel.

October Afternoon Book Club: A History of The World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

Join us for a potluck lunch and lively discussion on October 17th. Newcomers, new members are invited and most welcome!

Event Details

Please RSVP to Jen and bring a potluck dish to share.

This month we are reading A History of The World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage:

Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period.

A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola. For Tom Standage, each drink is a kind of technology, a catalyst for advancing culture by which he demonstrates the intricate interplay of different civilizations. You may never look at your favorite drink the same way again!