Seniors Book Club March Selection

Invention of WingsThe Seniors Book Club will be meeting Wednesday, March 11th at 2:00 pm in Forsyth Hall to discuss The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.

About the book:

Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from a young age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.  Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. The story follows their remarkable journeys over the next thirty-five years, as both strive for lives of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.

Kidd’s novel is inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, an American feminist, suffragist and abolitionist. (source: www.penguin.com)

Visit the Author’s Website

A Conversation with Sue Monk Kidd

Review of the Book

Discussion Questions

About the Grimke Sisters

 

 

Monday Evening Book Club March Selection

 

100 foot journeyThe Monday Evening Book Club will meet March 9th at 7:00 pm in Forsyth Hall to discuss The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais.

About the book:

Follows the life journey of chef Hassan Haji, who progresses from his family’s modest restaurant in Mumbai to master haute cuisine in an elegant Parisian restaurant. “That skinny Indian teenager has that mysterious something that come along once a generation. He is one of those rare chefs who is simply born. He is an artist.” And so begins the rise of Hassan Haji, the unlikely gourmand who recounts his life in this novel. Lively and brimming with the colors, flavors, and scents of the  kitchen, it is a succulent treat about family, nationality and the mysteries of good taste.

(source: www.simonandschuster.ca)

Visit Richard C. Morais’s website

New York Times Review of the book

Discussion questions for the book

What are the Michelin Stars?