The Moveable Feast
Book Club has brought together city and suburban women with common interests in reading and eating for 21 years. Our members take turns hosting the meetings.
We usually meet
on the last Thursday of the month. The first hour is devoted to catching up with a little wine and some appetizers. We start our discussion when we sit down to dinner, which is prepared by that month's host.
Once, an assigned host
forgot we were meeting at her house. The members who had finished (the book) went to a nearby restaurant and held the meeting.
Our favorite book
was "Interpreter of Maladies" by
. We loved the lyricism of her writing and the way she made the details of people's lives so interesting.
In "A Confederacy of Dunces"
by John Kennedy Toole, we found his hero, Ignatius J. Reilly, an unlikable blowhard and the plot impossible.
We would like
to meet Barbara Kingsolver and talk to her about her writing process. How does she craft her descriptions? How does her background in science influence her writing?
Four books we loved:
"Bel Canto" by Ann Patchett, "One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd" by Jim Fergus, "The Red Tent" by Anita Diamant and "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd.
Our next book:
"The Last Station: A Novel of Tolstoy's Final Year" by Jay Parini.