Our 2015-16 year began with The Goldfinch, a perfect segue from a year of golden honey. Members liked the book very much, so much so that "the 771 pages read quickly!" How's that for an endorsement.
October's book, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, had mixed reviews. A slower paced book than some members liked and we couldn't decide if we liked the main character Renee. Overall we wish we knew French society better, and transcendental philosophy, so we could more easily enjoy the satirical prose.
With the release of the film documentary, He Named Me Malala, it seems appropriate we will discuss I Am Malala for our November book discussion. The discussion will be Wednesday, November 18th at 11 am and will continue with a brown bag lunch followed by a live webinar with Rebecca Eaton who's biography Making Masterpiece: 25 years behind the scenes at Masterpiece theatre and Mystery! on PBS we read last January. Webinar begins at 1 PM in the library's Community Room.
Hope everyone has fared well this past month. The library has been closed a few times and does have a roof leak but we persevere. I am sorry to say that parking is at a premium. If you can, carpool for our meeting tomorrow.