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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    July Book Club

    On Monday, August 19th, Book Club will meet at 10:00 am, at the home of Mary Louise Selzer with Pat Boger assisting and Patricia Sterling as discussion leader.

    The Deercreek Book Club read for August is Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad.

    This historical novel opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family.

     Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war.

     Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that had always belonged to men. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that help America win the war.

     She is the sole provider for her mother, a farm girl who had a brief and glamorous career with the Ziegfeld Follies, and her lovely, severely disabled sister. At a nightclub, she chances to meet Dexter Styles again, and she begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished.

     The Deercreek Book Club meets every 3rd Monday of the month at 10:00 in the home of members. Before discussion members mingle; beverages and light snacks are served. We welcome new members. For more information please contact Chris Middlebrook, middlebrookchristine@gmail.com or 407-461-0756.

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    July Book Club

    On Monday, July 15th the Deercreek Book Club will meet at the home of Jill Mountan to discuss Mercy by Jodi Picoult. Cary Flynn will lead the discussion of this novel.

    Mercy by Jodi Picoult

    Summary: Police chief of a small Massachusetts town, Cameron McDonald, makes the toughest arrest of his life when his own cousin, Jamie, comes to him and confesses outright that he has killed his terminally ill wife out of mercy. Now, a heated murder plunges the town into upheaval and drives a wedge into a contented marriage. Cameron, aiding the prosecution in their case against Jamie, is suddenly at odds with his devoted wife, Allie – seduced by the idea of a man so in love with his wife that he would grant all her wishes, even her wish to end her life. Then, when an inexplicable attraction leads to a shocking betrayal, Allie faces the hardest questions of the heart: When does love cross the line of moral obligation? And, what does it mean to truly love another?

    Jodi Picoult infuses this page-turning novel with heart, warmth and startling candor, taking readers on and unforgettable journey. All interested in Book Club are welcome to attend.

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