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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    September Book Club

    On Monday, September 17th, the Deercreek Book Club will meet at 10:00 at the home of Phyllis Basford to discuss John Grisham’s novel, The Reckoning.

    Summary:

    October 1946, Clanton, Mississippi

    Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi’s favorite son – a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, and committed a shocking crime. Pete’s only statement about it – to the sheriff, to his lawyers, to the judge, to the jury, and to his family was: “I have nothing to say.” He was not afraid of death and was willing to take his motive to the grave. 

    In a major novel unlike anything he has written before, John Grisham takes us on an incredible journey, from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II; from an insane asylum filled with secrets to the Clanton courtroom where Pete’s defense attorney tries desperately to save him.

     

    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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    August 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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