Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Crossings clubhouse. (The Walnut Country HOA Clubhouse (44965 S Larwin Ave, Concord, CA 94521). We’ll be discussing Melanie Benjamin’s novel The Aviator’s Wife, based on the life of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, the wife of Charles Lindbergh and a pioneer aviator in her own right. “Drawing on the rich history of the twentieth century—from the late twenties to the mid-sixties—and featuring cameos from such notable characters as Joseph Kennedy and Amelia Earhart, The Aviator’s Wife is a vividly imagined novel of a complicated marriage—revealing both its dizzying highs and its devastating lows” [publisher's blurb].
November’s book is The Missing, by Tim Gautreaux. “Set in 1920s Louisiana, The Missing is the story of Sam Simoneaux, a floorwalker at a New Orleans department store. When a little girl is kidnapped on Sam’s watch he is haunted by guilt, grief, and ghosts from his own troubled past. Determined to find her, Sam sets out on a journey through a world of music and violence, where riverboats teem with drinking and dancing, and where dark swamplands conceal those who choose to live by their own laws” [publisher's Blurb]. The meeting to discuss the book will be on Tuesday, November 17.