“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
This past weekend, we've celebrated a lot of things: first day of summer (hurrah!), my birthday (golly!) and of course: our book club's THIRD anniversary!!!!!!
I can't believe it's already been three years. Time sure does fly. Before you know it, we can look back and say we've all been together for TEN years down the road: now wouldn't that be something!!
That being said, a big, big thank you to everyone who became a part of what this book club stands for: great company, great food, great books. You are what made this book club so very special. Cheers!
Thank you to everyone who had come out to this month's meeting where we discussed out latest pick, The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway. It was safe to say, that there was overwhelming praise for the book and one which we'll highly recommend to others.
As promised, here is the Adagio that the cellist played throughout the book for twenty-two days. A deeply haunting and unforgettable piece, I hope you enjoy!
With that being said, thank you to everyone who have voted for our latest "From Books to Film" theme. There were lots of great selections, to which I know we will add them on our "To Be Read" list! This month's pick will soon hit theatres, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper:
Summary: The year is 1929, and newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton travel from Boston to the North Carolina mountains where they plan to create a timber empire. Although George has already lived in the camp long enough to father an illegitimate child, Serena is new to the mountains—but she soon shows herself to be the equal of any man, overseeing crews, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving her husband's life in the wilderness. Together this lord and lady of the woodlands ruthlessly kill or vanquish all who fall out of favor. Yet when Serena learns that she will never bear a child, she sets out to murder the son George fathered without her. Mother and child begin a struggle for their lives, and when Serena suspects George is protecting his illegitimate family, the Pembertons' intense, passionate marriage starts to unravel as the story moves toward its shocking reckoning.
Rash's masterful balance of violence and beauty yields a riveting novel that, at its core, tells of love both honored and betrayed.