Book Club

We obtain our books from the Library and very much appreciate the service they provide.  The range of books is eclectic while the quality is variable.  Occasionally we each buy a book recommended by one of our members.  The books, whatever their merit, always give rise to lively (never/hardly ever heated) discussion.  Here are two of our most recent books:  The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch.  One night, thirteen year old Miles is out on the salt flats near his home searching for shellfish when he finds a giant squid.  This startling discovery sets off an unforeseen chain of events that change Miles’s view of himself and his perspective on life. The author portrays the local characters involved with pathos and humour and in this coming of age story the sea, the shore,  the sky/weather  are ever-present.  Some of us loved this novel while others were not quite so enthusiastic.  Pantheon by Sam Bourne.  1940, Europe is ablaze and America is undecided about joining the war against Nazism.  Oxford don, James Zennor, sets out to look for his wife and son who have disappeared.  His search leads him to Yale and into the heart of the American establishment where he unearths one of the deadliest secrets of a world at war.  Most of us enjoyed this one.  At the moment,  we are unable to welcome new members as the group is at full capacity.  Cherry Taylor & Anne Cook.