Literary Circle

Interested in Joining?

Mary Louise Selzer 363-1618, MLSelzer@comcast.net

 We meet every 3rd Monday of the month and are always looking for new members!

 

 

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    Literary Circle - A Man Called Ove

    In October the Literary Circle will meet at the Home of Pricilla Martin to discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

    We meet at 10:00 on Monday, Oct 16th.

    Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

    Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.

    A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down”Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

    Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.

    A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down”.

    For more information about the Book Club please contact Mary Louise Selzer at MLSelzer@comcast.net or 363-1618. We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month at 10:00 followed by lunch. We welcome anyone interested in knowing more about our bookclub.

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    Literary Circle - Circling the Sun

    In September the Literary Circle will be reading and discussing Circling The Sun by Paula McLain. We will meet at the home of Mary Ann Grauwiler.

    This powerful novel transports readers to the breathtaking world of Out of Africa, 1920's Kenya. The extraordinary adventures of a woman, brought to Kenya from England by pioneering parents, dreaming of a new life on an African farm. She is raised unconventionally, developing a fierce will and love of all things wild. She is flung into a string of disastrous relationships and then caught up in a passionate love triangle. But ultimately, it is her own heart she must conquer to embrace her true calling and destiny: to fly.

    The story of famed aviator, Beryl Markham, a complex woman who lived defiantly on her own terms.

    The Literary circle has been meeting the 3rd Monday of each month for 20+ years at the homes of Deercreek residents. We always welcome new people.

    If you are curious about our bookclub contact Mary Louise Selzer at mlselzer@comcast.net, or call 904-363-1618.

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