Walker Book Group

October 9, 2022 | 5:30 PM

Join the Walker Book Group on Sunday, October 9 at 5:30 pm for our first in-person meeting since March 2020. If you are not comfortable attending in-person, join the book discussion via Zoom at 6:30.  Everyone is welcome to participate.

The group will hold multiplatform (both in-person and online) meetings this fall on the second Sunday of each month. The in-person meetings will begin with a potluck supper in Channing Hall at 5:30. Those not meeting in-person can join the book discussion via Zoom at 6:30. 

At our October meeting, we will discuss Harlem Shuffle by the American master novelist Colson Whitehead, the winner of two Pulitzer prices. The novel is a captivating portrayal of Harlem in the early sixties. The main character, Carney, owns a small furniture store that won’t quite support him and his family. To close the gap, he fences stolen goods but doesn’t consider himself a shyster.  A reluctant crook, he is drawn into a major heist against his will. The ramifications of this crime trigger a series of events that drive the remainder of the novel.  This engaging novel weaves historical figures, events, and language.

We select books in advance to allow participants time to secure and read them. The books are available in the library. The group has selected four additional books for discussion.  In November, we will discuss The Agitators by Dorothy Wickenden; in December, Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout; in January, French Braid by Anne Tyler; and in February, Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

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://albanyuu.org/wp/pdf/2018_Egroup_Instructions.pdf

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

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By phone: 1-929-436-2866
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