Book Club

Our Book Club meet on Mondays in the Church Lounge at 10.30am to discuss the chosen book.

We meet next on Unknown.  With all the uncertainty around, we will read what we will and then email around our opinions about those books.

Everyone is welcome to this informal club which has been running for over 5 years with eight regular members. Books are mainly new, but we also have discussed some classics. We discuss what we thought of the chosen book and this often leads on to other topics. We are a mixed group of people, some from the Church, some from the local community who all enjoy reading and discussion.

If you'd like to purchase books please visit Easy Fundraising so that the church can get some commission without you paying anything different. 

 

The last book we read was:

"Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens

The story is set in North Carolina in the fifties, sixties and seventies, follows the life of Kya Clarke - locally named the marsh girl because that’s where she lives. an outcast and misfit. For different reasons, Kya’s family left home when she was very young, leaving her to fend for herself. Her only friends were the gulls and wildlife. However, she had learnt much from her mother and managed to look after herself, using many creative and ingenious ways! 

Being alone so much of the time she finds personal relationships difficult to say the least, but young Tate teaches her the basics of how to read and write and she thrives. The years go by the boy goes to college and Kya remains on her own still perceived as an oddity by the nearby villagers. Artistic too; she captures the nature she sees around her. 

All was going ok until the local “hero” was found dead and Kya was accused of his murder, but the marshes had erased all traces of evidence. 

This is a story about resilience and of being different. It is also about how one girl grew up discovering and loving the land and environment she lived in. It is sensitively written with vivid descriptions of the marshes and the wildlife that inhabited it; you can sense the remoteness and her loneliness. It is well worth reading to the end!


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