The Crossings Book Club — April Meeting

Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 19 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 Bryce Courtenay’s novel The Power of One, which tells the story of a boy coming of age in 1930-1950′s South Africa, amid the aftermath of the Boer War, the rise of Hitler and World War II, and the beginnings of Apartheid. The meeting to discuss the book will be on Tuesday, April 19.

In May we’ll be reading Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen, “a wickedly funny, fiercely pointed tale in which the greedy, the corrupt, and the degraders of pristine land in Florida–now, in the Bahamas too–get their comeuppance in mordantly ingenious, diabolically entertaining fashion” (publisher’s blurb). The meeting to discuss the book will be on Tuesday, May 17.

June’s book is My Family and Other Animals, by Gerald Durrell. “When the unconventional Durrell family can no longer endure the damp, gray English climate, they do what any sensible family would do: sell their house and relocate to the sunny Greek isle of Corfu. My Family and Other Animals was intended to embrace the natural history of the island but ended up as a delightful account of Durrell’s family’s experiences, from the many eccentric hangers-on to the ceaseless procession of puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies into their home” (publisher’s blurb). The meeting to discuss the book will be on Tuesday, June 21.

–LK

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