Author Margaret Zhao led our first day-time book group, and it was such a success that the group wanted to continue. We now read a book of the group’s choice “a book a month,” focusing on books portraying social and/or historical relevance. After reading, we gather to discuss the book. The idea is to share our impressions of the book and our own life experiences. Please join us and bring a friend!
October: Hum if You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais. This book has been compared to The Secret Life of Bees, as it is told through the eyes of a 9-year-old girl in Apartheid-era South Africa. It offers an emotionally powerful and historically important story about forgiveness, love, and redemption.
November: Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward. This novel puts us into the Mississippi Bayou, for the 10 gripping days preceding hurricane Katrina. With the ongoing hurricanes in our gulf region, this story seems particularly timely. A book about poverty, panic, and the strength of love, this 2011 National Book Award winner has been described as “taut,” “wily,” and “beautifully poetic.”
If you buy your books from Towne Center Books in downtown Pleasanton, be sure to ask for the Lynnewood book club discount.
When: 10:00 – 11:30 am 3rd Thursday, and at other dates as noted
Where: Lynnewood youth room, clearly marked in the office building behind the church (4466 Black Ave, Suite C), and at other locations if noted