Our Tuesday Evening Book Group meets the second Tuesday of each month and alternates between reading fiction and nonfiction books.We hope you will join us for our upcoming meetings, when we will be reading and discussing the following books.
Tuesday, January 10, 6:00 p.m. – All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (2014). Marie-Laure is blind and lives with her father in Paris. When the Germans occupy Paris, they flee to Saint-Malo. A German orphan, Werner, becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy. While there he becomes a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance which brings him to Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure.
Tuesday, February 14, 6:00 p.m. – Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck (1956).
Imperial Woman is the fictionalized biography of the last Empress in China, Ci-xi, who began as a concu-bine of the Xianfeng Emperor and on his death be-came the de facto head of the Qing Dynasty until her death in 1908. Buck recreates the life of one of the most intriguing rulers during a time of intense turbulence.
Tuesday, March 14, 6:00 p.m. – The Forgotten Room by Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig (2016).
In 1945, when the critically wounded Captain Ravenel is brought to a private hospital in Manhattan, young Dr. Kate Schuyler is drawn into a complex mystery connecting three generations of women in her family to a single extraordinary room in a Gilded Age mansion.