The Literature Committee of the ACW is pleased to offer a new book group for members (and their guests) to read with purpose and share ideas, insights, and fellowship with other members.
The first meeting will take place on September 9, 2020. The book for discussion is “The Heart’s Invisible Fury” by John Boyne. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/18/the-hearts-invisible-furies-by-john-boyne-review-sin-and-torment-in-catholic-ireland
The book for October is the Arts Club own Marfield Prize winner, “What Blest Genius” by Andrew McConnell Stott.
November brings a choice of two: “On the Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” by Ocean Vuong https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/06/10/ocean-vuongs-life-sentences OR “Eat the Buddha” by Barbara Demick https://www.npr.org/2020/07/25/895329222/barbara-demicks-eat-the-buddha-profiles-a-little-known-tibetan-town Members will vote on their choice, and we will all read the one that receives the majority of votes.
Since December is a busy month, a book of short stories “Like Water” by Olga Zilberbourg will give us the option of discussing just one or two stories. Olga Zilberbourg | Like Water and Other Stories | reviewed by Alicia J Rouverol – The Manchester Review
In January, we will plan the new year of reading pleasure and adjust accordingly to members’ suggestions and ideas.
For the time being, our meetings will be held once a month on Zoom. The time is 4:00 on the second Wednesday of the month. After registering for the session, you will be sent a Zoom link upon confirmation and again in a reminder email.