Walker Book Group

October 11, 2020 | 6:30 PM

Join the Walker Book Group on Sunday, October 11 at 6:30 pm. As long as the church building is closed, we will meet using Zoom instead of holding our usual potluck supper and discussion in Channing. Our Zoom meetings have resulted in lively discussions. Newcomers are always welcome.

We will discuss The Dutch House: A Novel by Ann Patchett.  The main characters are a brother and sister, Danny and Maeve Conroy, brought up in the Dutch House, a Philadelphia mansion built with cigarette money and purchased by their real estate mogul father. Their mother hates the house, both aesthetically and ethically, and escapes, ostensibly to India, to serve the poor when the siblings are 10 and 3.  Her departure leads to the introduction of an “evil” stepmother. The story of their unconventional childhood and its effects on the siblings as adults is told in retrospect by Danny. The NPR reviewer called it “another wonderful read by an author who embodies compassion.”

In November, we will read Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks and, in December, Caste: The Origin of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. This book by the acclaimed author of The Warmth of Other Suns is very relevant to the congregation’s ongoing discussions of racial justice.

Use this link to join:
To dial in by phone: 1-929-436-2866:
Meeting ID: 299 018 7785
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For future updates and directions for signing into the Zoom meeting, subscribe to the Walker Book Group egroup list. Instructions can be found here: http://members.albanyuu.org/wp/pdf/2018_Egroup_Instructions.pdf

Contact Martha Musser for further information at mussermartha@gmail.com.