The Crossings Book Club — June, July and August Meetings

Our next meeting is Tuesday, June 18, 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 A Column of Fire, by Ken Follett. Set in the political and religious turmoil of the sixteenth century and the struggle between Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots, the story follows the lives of Mary Fitzgerald and Ned Willard, who find themselves on opposing sides of the conflict. Leaving Mary behind, Ned finds himself in a world of intrigue and danger as one of Elizabeth’s new secret service. A Column of Fire is the third book in Follett’s Kingsbridge series, a sequel to The Pillars of the Earth (1989) and World Without End (2007).

Cover of "Noir" by Christopher MooreJuly’s book will be Noir by Christopher Moore. The author of The Stupidest Angel, Fool, and The Serpent of Venice (among many other weird and silly books) takes on the hard-boiled detective genre. “Think Raymond Chandler meets Damon Runyon with more than a dash of Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes All Stars” [Publisher's description]. The meeting to discuss the book will be on Tuesday, July 16.

In August, we’ll be reading The Woman’s Hour by Elaine Weiss. “The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote” [Publisher's blurb]. A vivid account with all the drama and suspense of a novel. The meeting to discuss the book will be on Tuesday, August 20.

– LK

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