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Book Club News: Booker and Beyond

Book Clubs have always been an important part of the culture of Collington.  So today we are highlighting a note from Dorothy Yuan about one of our book clubs.  I am sure she would welcome your thoughts and ideas.

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One of the book clubs in the Collington Community used to be called the “Booker Book Club” because the selections were all from Booker Prize winners or those short-listed for the Prize. In order to broaden the selection to a broader range, members have been asked to submit titles that they have read and would like to be discussed. For this reason the name of this book club has been changed to “Booker and Beyond”. At each meeting members will be asked to vote, from this list, the book to be discussed for the next session. Below is a list of the submissions entered so far.

“LaRosa” by Louise Erdrich’s

“Cheating at Canasta” by William Trevor

“The Firebrand and the First Lady” by Patricia Bell-Scott

“The Year of the Runaways” by Sunjeev Sahota

“Lincoln and the Bardo” by George Saunders

“The Underground Railroad”  by Colson Whitehead

“Secondhand Time:The Last of the Soviets” by Svetana Alexievich

“Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf. 

In addition to current members we welcome all interested residents. Even if you do not have time to read the particular book being discussed you are welcome to come and listen to the discussion, which is always very interesting, because of the highly varied background of the participants.

The meeting is held on the second Tuesday of each month at 3:00 pm