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Non-members NIS 25  Price includes refreshments

Talking About Books   

4.00pm Tuesday 27 November
Our Book Choice for November is Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad, which has won many awards. It is not a comfortable book to read but, as a piece of imaginative writing, it is a wildly inventive triumph and has been described as essential reading if we are to understand the American past and the American present. With its fast-moving narrative, it is essentially a compelling adventure story (with some grimly graphic detail) following the courageous runaway slave Cora as she escapes from the unspeakable cruelty of her owner and travels across the country seeking refuge and safety. At times she faces deception and betrayal, at other poignant moments she finds kindness and love. We learn about her mother and her grandmother and encounter a variety of firmly-depicted characters. The atmosphere and imagery might well stay with you long after you put the book down.
As with all our book choices, a copy is available from the Gura Family Memorial Library but you might also enjoy reading it on your iPad or Kindle. Our Talking about Books group is led by Judy Frankel and you’re welcome to come whether or not you’ve read the book. There’s no book club membership but please let us know if you would like to be on the Talking About Books mailing list. Suggestions for future book choices are always welcome so please let us know your recommendations.

COMING UP (all meetings begin at 4.00pm)

Tuesday 25 December    The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry    Rachel Joyce   
Tuesday 29 January   Reservoir 13    Jon McGregor

Tuesday 26 February   The Reluctant Fundamentalist   Mohsin Hamid

AACI members NIS 20 Non-members NIS 25  Price includes refreshments

 

 


 

 

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