Book Club at Resurrection Lutheran Church
Do you love reading books? Do you love reading books with a group of people? Are you looking for people to discuss literature with? Many love to read books, but it can be hard to find someone to discuss the book with after you’re done reading it. If you are interested in meeting other people to discuss the books you read, you should consider joining the book club at Resurrection. Here you will find great opportunities to meet new people and make new friends.
Membership is open to all who love reading books and making time to share their understanding with others. The book club at Resurrection Lutheran Church consists of a number of great minds who read and talk about books based on a topic or an agreed-upon reading list. We choose a specific book to read and discuss each month. The club is focused on reading books that enrich the hearts and lives of its members.
If you feel like being part of a book club with an atmosphere of love and mutual influence is something of interest to you, please join us. You can contact Ruth Wolter for information as to how to become a member.
Meeting Time and Venue
The Book Club will meet Thurs., June 8th at 6:30 pm at the church.
The book to read for our June meeting is Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell with Judy Young as our discussion leader. This should be another interesting book for us to read and discuss as it is a novel based on the Plague that hit England and European countries in the 1580s. The book is available at the library and according to their info there should be ample books available from surrounding libraries. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please join us on Thursday, June 8, 6:30 pm, at Resurrection Lutheran Church for an evening of good discussions, fun and fellowship.
Summary: A thrilling departure: a short, piercing, deeply moving novel about the death of Shakespeare’s 11 year old son Hamnet–a name interchangeable with Hamlet in 15th century Britain–and the years leading up to the production of his great play. England, 1580. A young Latin tutor–penniless, bullied by a violent father–falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman–a wild creature who walks her family’s estate with a falcon on her shoulder and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. Agnes understands plants and potions better than she does people, but once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose gifts as a writer are just beginning to awaken when his beloved young son succumbs to bubonic plague. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a hypnotic recreation of the story that inspired one of the greatest masterpieces of all time, Hamnet is mesmerizing, seductive, impossible to put down–a magnificent departure from one of our most gifted novelists.
Ruth Wolter 618-433-1469