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Discussion Thursday, April 13 at 1:30 pm in Argenta
by Martin Cruz Smith
Rose is a wonderfully rich and intricate novel set in nineteenth-century Wigan, a town located in the coal country of Lancashire. Its protagonist, Jonathan Blair, is a mining engineer who has been chased out of Africa for “stealing” from the missionaries’ Bible Fund in order to pay off the porter of his expedition into the interior of the Gold Coast; he is now down and out in London.
Blair’s employer, Bishop Hannay, promises to send him back to Africa if he can find John Maypole, the curate who was engaged to his daughter, Charlotte Hannay, when he disappeared three months previously without explanation. Charlotte herself is an ill-tempered young woman who takes an instant dislike to Blair when he tries to investigate her fiancé’s disappearance. Other characters include assorted townspeople, miners at the Hannay family mine, and Rose Molyneux, a “pit girl” with whom Blair falls in love.
May 2023 Selection
Discussion May 11, 2023 at 1:30 pm in Argenta
Sea of Tranquility
by Emily St. John Mandel
June 2023 Selection
Discussion June 8, 2023 at 1:30 pm in Argenta
by Amy Mason Doan
Past discussion selections:
February 2023: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith — Our Rating 4.16
January 2023: When Winter Comes by V.A. Shannon — Our Rating: 4.0
December 8 2022: The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave — Our Rating 3.28
November 2022: Little by Edward Carey — Our Rating: 3.2 October 2022: The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck — Our Rating: 3.83 September 2022: Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam — Our Rating: 3.11
August 2022:The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson — Our Rating: 4.23
July 2022: Luncheon Of The Boating Party by Susan Vreeland — Our Rating: 3.21
June 2022: The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand — Our Rating: 2.36
May 2022: Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier — Our Rating: 3.78
April 2022: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig — Our Rating: 3.20
March 2022: The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd — Our Rating: 3.45
February 2022: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee — Our Rating: 4.31
January 2022: Flight Of The Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown — Our Rating: 4.32
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