Things to know about our book club
The Inquiring Minds Book Group was started 16 years ago by a teacher going on maternity leave who wanted to keep connected to friends and create opportunities for intellectual stimulation. We pride ourselves on in-depth conversations as well as the diversity of ages and backgrounds in our group. We are also very open when it comes to our reading choices.
Author we'd like to meet
Rebecca Skloot, author of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks." We'd like to applaud her courage and hard work to share this story.
Interesting discussions we've had
Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" led to an interesting discussion because of its challenging style, structure and realism. Other books that generated great discussions include "Dracula" by Bram Stoker, "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" by Michael Chabon, "The New York Trilogy" by Paul Auster and "American Born Chinese" by Gene Luen Yang.
Books we loved
"Fair and Tender Ladies" by Lee Smith, "Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri, "The Blind Assassin" by Margaret Atwood and "Empire Falls" by Richard Russo.
Books we didn't love
"Mudbound" by Hillary Jordan because we couldn't buy a lot of the story and the writing was pretty average, and "White Noise" by Don DeLillo because we read it in the dead of winter and it was bad timing for such a bizarre and depressing novel.
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