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The Book Nuts meet at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room on the last Monday of each month (except for the month of May when we will meet on Monday, May 24th).

We have serious discussions about books; we dissect the plot, the characters, the motives and perspectives of the authors – and we also share some laughter.

This is a Great Book Club!

Yesterday evening we discussed Kathryn Stockett’s novel, The Help.

It was interesting how this book brought to the fore so many memories of life in the Sixties,

thoughts about race and diversity, and how each of us ‘lived life’ during that time.

Some of us (not yours truly!) were too young to remember much of what was happening in the 1960s,

but all had read or heard of situations such as Stockett wrote about in The Help.

It was a good evening.

The May book is:  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

June: Sarah’s Key by Titiana de Rosnay

July: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

August: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

 

 

 

 

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Who am I? I'm still discovering just who I am, I suppose. A. Powell Davis writes that "Life is just a chance to grow a soul."

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  1. The Help was one of the best books so far–I could really remember many of my growing up experiences in East Texas and wish I had been more wise and compassionate. Perhaps the discussion made each of us a little more aware of how we need to treat others.

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  2. I agree with you (about awareness of others and the importance of respect, compassion, and empathy for others). Speaking for myself: I was so ignorant. So very ignorant. I’m sure you were wise and compassionate, Nell. It is just that we have learned (thank God) a little more . . .

    It was interesting how this book dredged up so many of our personal memories, wasn’t it?

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