Author Toni Morrison has taken readers on journeys steeped in history and the human condition. Whether found on a southern plantation or navigating urban cities during the Harlem renaissance, her characters are dynamic and at the same time often flawed. Please bring along comments and questions about your favorite Morrison novels and join us for a discussion of some of Ms.
Murder in the Marais by Cara Black
When an elderly Jewish man approaches Aimée Leduc with a top-secret decoding job on behalf of a woman in his synagogue, Aimée unwittingly takes on more than she is expecting. She drops off her findings at her client's house in the Marais, Paris's historic Jewish quarter, and finds the woman strangled. First in the series.
In "When Breath Becomes Air", the doctor becomes patient when neurosurgeon Paul is diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.
Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" is the tale of how award winning author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life - vowing that, for one year, they'd only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or live to learn without it.
"Circling the Sun" by Paula McClain tells the compelling and exotic story of Beryl Markham, a British-born Kenyan aviator and horse trainer who forged her way through life and broke barriers. Abandoned by her mother and raised by her father on his Kenyan farm, Beryl's extraordinary life is marked by hardship, beauty, love, heartache, and hope.