Thursday, January 14 4:00 – 5:30 p.m
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Discussant: Ellen Rosenstein
A brother and sister explore their memories of the extravagant house in which they grew up and it’s effect on their family over three generations. It covers questions of loss, love, and forgiveness
Thursday, February 11 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
Discussant: Shelby Van Meter
A brilliant, oddly peculiar comedy/thriller by the winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature. Experience the adventures of the wildly eccentric, endlessly surprising protagonist Janina
Thursday, April 8 4:00 -5:30 p.m.
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
Discussant: Arliss Willis
This 2020 novel deals with the journey of a Mexican mother and her young son who must leave behind their life and attempt an escape from a Mexican drug cartel to the United States. This author tackles many social issues. It also raises the issue of “Who is allowed to tell the story?”
Thursday, May 13 4:00 – 5:30
Miss Austen by Gill Hornby
Discussants: Jeni Flynn and Fran Nelson
In this fictional story of sisterly love, Jane Austen’s sister Cassandra hunts down letters that might reveal the most private aspects of their personal lives, deciding what to preserve and what to destroy. It offers a satirical observation of a woman’s lot in 1800’s England.