Next: February 11 - 7:15pm
Gathering of the Sunday Evening Book Group. Always Offsite. Host varies each month. Contact Marti or Michele for additional information.
January 14, 2018, we will meet at the home of Laures Y. We considered many books before selecting The Humans by Matt Haig for discussion. Matt Haig has been praised by The New York Times as a “novelist of great seriousness and talent.” He delivers an unlikely story about human nature and the joy found in the messiness of life on Earth. The Humans is a funny, compulsively readable tale that playfully and movingly explores the ultimate subject—ourselves.
February 11, 2018: We selected Underground Railroad by William Still for discussion at the February meeting. This book is considered the most complete account ever written of the men, women, and children who rode the legendary "Railroad" to freedom. William Still, the son of slaves and a "conductor" on the railroad, let the words of former slaves speak for themselves. He painstakingly reproduced [the] vivid accounts he heard from their very lips. And he added excerpts from letters, newspapers, and legal documents to the already arresting biographical sketches, creating unforgettable portraits of the slaves' deadly struggles, brutal hardships, and narrow escapes.
In March, The Bone Setters Daughter by Amy Tan will be discussed.
For April A Warrior of the People: How Susan LaFleche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America's First Indian Doctor by Joe Starita was selected. On March 14, 1889, Susan La Flesche Picotte received her medical degree―becoming the first Native American doctor in U.S. history. She earned her degree thirty-one years before women could vote and thirty-five years before Indians could become citizens in their own country.