We meet between 7:00 and 9:00 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Boardroom at the Beddington Theatre Arts Centre. Questions? Contact Cindy: email@example.com
- November 20: Rockbound by Frank Parker Day
To the harsh domain of Rockbound — governed by the sternly righteous and rapacious Uriah Jung –comes the youthful David Jung to claim his small share of the island. Filled with dreamy optimism and a love for the unspoken promises of the night sky, David tries to find his way in a narrow, unforgiving, and controlled world. His conflicts are both internal and external, locking him in an unceasing struggle for survival; sometimes the sea is his enemy, sometimes his own rude behavior, sometimes his best friend Gershom Born, sometimes his secret love for the island teacher Mary Dauphiny; but always, inevitably, his Jung relatives and their manifold ambitions for money and power.
The balance of life on Rockbound is precarious and thus fiercely guarded by all who inhabit its lonely domain, but just as a sudden change in the direction of the wind can lead to certain peril at sea, so too can the sudden change in the direction of a man’s heart lead to a danger altogether unknown…”- Adapted from Goodreads.com
PLEASE NOTE: We will not be meeting in December, but our January 15 book will be The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill.
In the mid-1700s, Aminata is only 11-years old when her parents are murdered and she is kidnapped from her village in Africa. She is forced to walk for months to the ocean where she boards a ship to cross. She arrives in South Carolina, where she is sold to an indigo plantation owner and works there until she is then sold to another man and his wife, where she helps keep their home. After a number of years, “Meena” escapes to New York, and after a time, she finds herself in “The Book of Negroes” – a real list of Negroes who want to escape New York and the rebels for Nova Scotia as British Loyalists. All her life, she has really just wanted to go home, back to her village in Africa. – Summary from my own review (Cindy/LibraryCin’s) on Goodreads.com
Our February 19 book will be Something Fierce by Carmen Aguirre.