Walker Book Group

July 12, 2020 | 6:00 PM

Join the Walker Book Group on Sunday, July12 at 6:00 pm. This will be our fourth meeting using Zoom and will replace our usual potluck supper and discussion in Channing. Our Zoom meetings have resulted in lively discussions; we hope others will join us in July. Newcomers are always welcome.

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In July, we will discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.  The setting is the progressive Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights in the late twentieth century. The novel centers around interactions between two families.  The Richardsons are an affluent family with four teenaged children.  Mia, a photographer and single mother, and her teenage daughter Pearl are newly arrived and rent a house from the Richardsons.  The community has also been divided by a legal battle between old friends of the Richardsons who are raising and attempting to adopt a Chinese-American baby and her immigrant Chinese mother who wants her returned.  According to the New York Times reviewer, it is a “novel about class, race, family and the dangers of the status quo.”

Because members are sheltering at home, we will continue meeting through the summer via Zoom on the second Sunday of each month at 6:00 pm.  We have selected novels to read and discuss in the coming months.  In August, we will discuss Gods of the Upper Air by Charles King; in September, Warlight by Michael Ondaatjie; and, in October, The Dutch House: A Novel by Ann Patchett.

For future updates and directions for signing into the Zoom meeting, subscribe to the Walker Book Group egroup list at AlbanyUU-WalkerBookGroup@egroups.churchdb.com. Contact Martha Musser for further information at mussermartha@gmail.com.