Literary Circle

Interested in Joining?

Mary Louise Selzer
904- 363-1618, MLSelzer@comcast.net

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 Mary Louise Selzer if you are interested in joining!

 

 

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    Shoe Dog

    On Monday September 17, the Deercreek Book Club will meet at 10:00 at the home of MaryAnn Grauwiler to discuss Phil Knight’s book, Shoe Dog.

     It was only when Nike founder Phil Knight got cut from the basketball team as a high school freshman that his mother suggested he try for track instead. Knight made the track team and he found he could run fast, and he liked it.

    Ten years later, young and searching, Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission; high quality running shoes from Japan. He and his gang of friends and runners began selling the shoes from the trunk of his car, but eventually built one of the most successful brands ever.

    Phil Knight encountered risks and setbacks along the way. But he always followed his own advice. Just keep going. Don’t stop. Whatever comes up, don’t stop. Filled with wisdom, humanity, humor, and heart, Shoe Dog is the story of determination that will inspire.

    The Deercreek Book Club meets the 3rd Monday of every month at the homes of residents. The hostess serves a light snack and beverages. We welcome new members, if interested in more information call or text Mary Louise Selzer, 904-613-6147 or e-mail MLSelzer@comcast.net.

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    The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal

    In August we will read and discuss The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal. We will meet at 10:00 at the home of Cary Flynn.

    Summary:

    Just before dawn on a Sunday Morning, three teenage boys go surfing, while driving home exhausted, the boys are involved in a fatal car accident on a deserted road. Two of the boys are wearing seat belts; one goes through the windshield. The doctors declare him brain-dead shortly after arriving at the hospital, but his heart is still beating.

     The Heart takes place over the 24 hours surrounding the resulting heart transplant, as life is taken from the young man and given to a woman close to death. In gorgeous, ruminative prose, it examines the deepest feelings of everyone involved as they navigate decisions of life and death.

    As stylistically audacious as it is emotionally explosive, The Heart mesmerized readers in France, where it has been hailed as the breakthrough work of a new literary star. With the precision of a surgeon and the language of a poet, de Kerangal has made a major contribution to both medicine and literature with this epic tale of grief, hope, survival.

    The Deercreek bookclub meets every 3rd Monday at 10:00 in the homes of participants. Before discussion coffee, beverages and light snack is served. For more information, notify Mary Louise Selzer, MLSelzer@comcast.net, or 904-613-6147.

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