Literary Circle

Interested in Joining?

Christine Middlebrook
cell 407-461-0756
middlebrookchristine@gmail.com


We meet every Third Monday of every month at a members home. After our discussion we enjoy lunch that is prepared by our hostess.

 We welcome new members! Please contact Christine Middlebrook if you are interested in joining!

 

 

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    January Book Club

    Brenda Edward's House

    On Monday, January 20th, the Deercreek Book Club will meet at 10:00 at the home of Brenda Edwards. Maryann Grauwiler will lead our discussion on ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ by Delia Owens.

    Summary:
    For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So, in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl.
    But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life-until the unthinkable happens.

    Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

    The Deercreek Book Club meets every 3rd Monday at 10:00 in the homes of members. Members mingle and enjoy refreshments prior to book discussion. All are welcome. For more information please contact Chris Middlebrook, middlebrookchristine@gmail.com or 407-461-0756.

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    The Christmas Box

    On Monday, December 16th, the Deercreek Book Club will meet at 10:00 at the home of Cary Flynn, co-hostess Carney Kirtley.  Elizabeth Curtin will lead discussion, The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans.

    Summary:

    Era 1930’s – 1950’s

    After living in southern California, Rick and Keri return to Utah with their four-year old daughter Jenna to start up a formal wear rental business.  The couple answers an ad for a live-in family to prepare meals and do light household chores for a wealthy, elderly woman.  The arrangements are made, and the family enjoys staying with their new matriarch, Mrs. Mary Anne Parkin in her spacious Victorian mansion.  Rick begins hearing music and is drawn by an angel to examine items in the attic of the house.  He finds a music box with the Nativity etched onto its surface.  Inside are intimate letters dated from years before.

    Rick’s work forces him to miss much of the goings on in the house and he is short on time to spend with his young daughter.  Mary chides Rick to find opportunities to be with his daughter.  She also poses to him a question about the first gift of Christmas.  Mary is hospitalized, and Rick learns the letters in the box were written to her long dead daughter who is buried in a cemetery across the street.

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