The Crossings Book Club — November, December and January Meetings

Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 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 The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, the classic 1959 gothic horror novel considered to be one of the best twentieth-century ghost stories. The novel has been made into a play and several films, and most recently is the inspiration for a Netflix television series.

December’s book will be Christopher Moore’s The Stupidest Angel (A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror). What happens if you make a Christmas wish — and your Guardian angel’s “not sporting the brightest halo in the bunch?” A young boy thinks he’s witnessed Santa Claus being murdered, and has one Christmas wish: “Please Santa, come back from the dead.” I think you can take it from there… The meeting to discuss the book will be on Tuesday, December 18.

In January we’ll be reading Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. “One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one — homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?” Harari attempts to answer these questions in a “narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution… that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be ‘human’ (from the publisher’s blurb). The meeting to discuss the book will be on Tuesday, January 15.

– LK

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