Thursday, January 25, 2007

Alcott Group - New Book Schedule

Here's our new schedule. People have asked for more time between books, so I have adjusted the calendar accordingly.This group meets on Thursday nights at 7:00 PM. Please join us!

February 22 - Hamlet's Dresser by Bob Smith
March 22 - Empire Falls by Richard Russo
April 19 - The Autobiography of My Mother by Jamaica Kincaid
May 24 - Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Summer '07 - Possession by A.S. Byatt

Tonight we met and discussed The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. Everyone in tonight's group agreed that we wouldn't have chosen this on our own, but WOW. We've never read anything quite like it. We had a great discussion about culture differences, globalization, faith, the didactic and prophetic roles of science fiction, and what happens when you remove the bones from a human hand. Lively stuff! We recommend this book to other book groups who like to wrestle with their books a bit. Not a comforting or easy read, but worth it.

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