The Bookish Sort Book Club met on Thursday, December 7, at 5:30 PM. Jo Ann led seven of us in a discussion of The Dark Flood Rise by Margaret Drabble. In addition to reading selected quotes, she asked each of us to express our personal views on our life as we grow older. As always it was a revealing and learning experience as we each reflected on the topic. Below are two poems that were mentioned in our discussion.
Our upcoming selections are as follows:
Jan 4 The Widow by Fiona Barton Judy
Feb 1 A Man Called Ove:A Novel by Fredrick Backman Pat
Mar 1 H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald Joyce
Apr 5 Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf Ginger
After a While By Veronica Shoffstall
Warning By Jenny Joseph
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