The Beddington Book Club meets the third Tuesday of every month except December. You are welcome to join anytime through the year.
Our March 17 book will be The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.
“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 an early age she is meant to do something large in the
world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.
[…] on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, […] she is given ownership of ten
year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable
journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life 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…” – adapted from Goodreads.com.
Our April 21 book will be Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.
“A murder… A tragic accident… Or just parents behaving badly? What’s
indisputable is that someone is dead.
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny, biting, and
passionate; she remembers everything and forgives no one. Celeste is the
kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare, but she is
paying a price for the illusion of perfection. New to town, single mum
Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for a nanny. She comes
with a mysterious past and a sadness beyond her years. These three women
are at different crossroads, but they will all wind up in the same
shocking place…” – adapted from Goodreads.com.
Our May 19 book will be The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
“Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.” – from Goodreads.com.
Our June 16 book will be The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznik.