The RCML book club welcomed five new members in person (Renee, Caroline, Beth, Sharon and Kim ) on 10/21 at The Clear River Tavern. In less than two months, a group of five members has grown to 12 members. We are excited and thank everyone for joining and meeting in person. Everyone had a mask on and the venue allowed us to social distance as required.
The book we discussed in October was Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain. The author's book club questions generated a lot of great discussion. One member shared her experiences living in the south thus relating to the characters, environment and social times of the 1940s. Another member went to school with Diane Chamberlain. She shared with us when she found out her friend was the author and some personal experiences they encountered during their time together. She also shared that they still communicate via Facebook and the possibility of reading other books she has written and connecting with her via Zoom for discussion.
We are currently reading Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes. It gives us a fictionalized account of the Kentucky Pack Horse Librarians. It is inspired by a real group of librarians who, between 1935 and 1943, delivered books to some of the most remote regions in the Appalachian Mountains. We will talk about this book on 11/18 at 6pm at The Clear Tavern. If you are interested in this book or have read it and wish to join us, please contact:
Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org or Micheline at email@example.com.
We will hand out the next book at the 11/18 meeting; it's called Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton. It is a ravishing jewel of romance, hope, family, and the history of Cuba. This novel will be talked about at our December 16, 2020 meeting.