Friday, June 26, 2015

Online Book Club!

Don't have time to go to a book club but would still like to discuss books? Then join a virtual book club! It's low commitment. We will post a book for the month. Around the last day of the month, we will post a discussion post. Then just add your thoughts about the book in the comments at any time.

Book for July: Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Questions to consider while reading:

  • Did this change your understanding of slavery?
  • What did you think of the two narrators: Handful and Sarah? What did you most admire about each?
  • How did each of their mothers form Handful and Sarah?
  • Both of them had a “baptism” moment:  Handful in the copper tub and Sarah when she let go of the sea rope at the shore. What did they mean?
  • Handful says to Sara: “My body might be a slave, but not my mind. For you, it’s the other way around.” Do you think that’s true? How did they both find freedom?
  • Which of the male characters did you find most compelling?
  • How is this story relevant today?

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