Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group
Wednesday, September 207:00—8:00 PMZoom
Led by Dr. Karen Weekes. Zoom. Registration required.
September 20 (movie): The Quiet Girl
A quiet, neglected girl is sent away from her dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one.
October 18: Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
The teenage son of an Appalachian single mother who dies when he is eleven uses his good looks, wit, and instincts to survive foster care, child labor, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses. - (Baker & Taylor)
November 15: Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
An intimate memoir of growing up in Africa during the Rhodesian civil war of 1971 to 1979 describes her life on farms in southern Rhodesia, Malawi, and Zambia, detailing her hardscrabble existence with an alcoholic mother, frequently absent father, and three lost siblings, as well as her fierce love for Africa. 50,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor)
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