Facilitator: Nancy Boeck
Meeting time: 1st Monday of each month, 6:30 PM at the bookstore
New members are welcome!
2/21 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
"In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery"
3/21 Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
"This novel follows one Korean family through generations that begin with the early 1900s in Korea. Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, has an unplanned pregnancy that threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and bring her to Japan. So begins a sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland that is caught in the indifferent arc of history. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, its members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family, and identity"
National Book Award Finalist