How about both of them rolled into one?
St Luke's Book Group is open to men and women of all ages who enjoy the finer things that literature has to offer. The group meets roughly every six to eight weeks and explores both classical and modern works of fiction and non-fiction.
Previous titles have included:
Engleby - Sebastian Faulkes
As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
Beloved - Toni Morrison
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
The Tenderness of Wolves - Stef Penney
The Shack - Wm Paul Young
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
Rabbit, Run - John Updike
Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan - Shrabani Basu
Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg
Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
If any of these or the upcoming titles inspire you to want to join in the discussion, please feel free to contact us for more information.
The Inheritance of Loss
by Kiran Desai
Discussion Date: 8 November 2010 @ 8:30pm
In the foothills of the Himalayas sits a once grand, now crumbling house - home to three people and a dog. There is the retired judge dreaming of colonial yesterdays; his orphaned granddaughter Sai who has fallen for her clever maths tutor; the cook, whose son Biju writes untruthful letters home from New York City; and Mutt, the judge's beloved dog. Around the house swirls mountain mist - but also the forces of revolution and change. For a new world is clashing with the old, and the future offers both hope and betrayal ...Journey to the Well
by Diane Wallis Taylor
Discussion Date: 17 January 2011 @ 8:30pm
One of the most well-known and loved stories of Jesus's ministry is the encounter with the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well. Now the creative mind of Diana Wallis Taylor imagines how the Samaritan woman got there in the first place. Marah is just a girl of thirteen when her life is set on a path that will eventually lead her to a life-changing encounter with the Messiah. But before that momentous meeting she must traverse through times of love lost and found, cruel and manipulative men, and gossiping women.
This creative and accurate portrayal of life in the time of Jesus opens a window into a fascinating world. Taylor's rich descriptions of the landscapes, lifestyles, and rituals mesh easily with the emotional and very personal story of one woman trying to make a life out of what fate seems to throw at her. This exciting and heartwrenching story will fascinate readers and lend new life to a familiar story.