UUCM Book Clubs: January 2020

Women Who Read Book Club

Meets on Monday, January 13 at 7:00 PM. Gather in the Chapel (new location) to discuss January’s book is Tears of Salt by Pietro Bartolo and Lydia Tillotto. Regrets only to billsuemcknight@me.com. If you have questions about the Women Who Read book club, please contact Christy Dachelet.

Men’s Book Club

Meets on Tuesday, January 14 at 7:00 PM. Gather to discuss January’s book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane (F) by Neil Gaiman  —  The never-named fiftyish narrator is back in his childhood homeland, rural Sussex, England, where he’s just delivered the eulogy at a funeral. With “an hour or so to kill” afterward, he drives about—aimlessly, he thinks—until he’s at the crucible of his consciousness: a farmhouse with a duck pond. There, when he was seven, lived the Hempstocks, a crone, a housewife, and an 11-year-old girl, who said they were grandmother, mother, and daughter. Now, he finds the crone and, eventually, the housewife—the same ones, unchanged—while the girl is still gone, just as she was at the end of the childhood adventure he recalls in a reverie that lasts all afternoon. He remembers how he became the vector for a malign force attempting to invade and waste our world. The three Hempstocks are guardians, from time almost immemorial, situated to block such forces and, should that fail, fight them. If you have questions, please contact Adam Schenck or Gary Charles. New members are always welcome.

Monday Morning Book Club

Meets on Monday, January 20 at 11:00 AM. Gather at UUCM to discuss January’s book, Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Please direct any questions to Bev Montgomery. New members are always welcome.