The Beddington Book Club meets the third Tuesday of every month except December. You are welcome to join anytime through the year.
Our January 21 book will be Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
Morrie Schwartz was Mitch Albom’s college professor from nearly twenty
years ago. Mitch lost track of this mentor and the insights faded. “He
rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man’s life. Knowing
he was dying of ALS – or motor neuron disease – Mitch visited Morrie in
his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their
rekindled relationship turned into one final ‘class’: lessons in how to
live.” – Adapted from goodreads.com.
Our February 18 book will be Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan.
“Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit
Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her
father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and
by some charged mystery between the two men.
Years later, her father has disappeared, and the country is at war. Anna
works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs
that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first
female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing
the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a
nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the
complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished.” –
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.