WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
The Women’s Book Club at St. Martin’s meets at the church the second Saturday of every other month at 10:00 am to discuss a selected book that is chosen by its members. We've read contemporary and historical fiction and biography.
The Women’s Book Club at St. Martin’s meets at the church the second Saturday of every other month at 12:30 pm to discuss a selected book that is chosen by its members. We've read contemporary and historical fiction and biography.
Saturday, July 16, Fellowship Hall
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a deeply moving novel about the resilience of the human spirit in a moment of crisis. Set in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, Wish You Were Here is about an ambitious young woman, Diana, who gets stranded on Isabela Island in the Galapagos Island by herself when the island goes on lockdown. Her boyfriend, Finn, who was supposed to be there with her, is busy tending to COVID patients at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. What was originally supposed to a romantic two-week vacation becomes something quite different, and Diana ends up with a lot time to get to know the island, the locals and to reflect upon her own life.
Saturday, September 17, Fellowship Hall
The Remains of the Day is a 1989 novel by the Nobel Prize-winning British author Kazuo Ishiguro. The protagonist, Stevens, is a butler with a long record of service at Darlington Hall, a stately home near Oxford, England. In 1956, he takes a road trip to visit a former colleague, and reminisces about events at Darlington Hall in the 1920s and 1930s. The work received the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1989. A film adaptation of the novel, made in 1993 and starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, was nominated for eight Academy Awards.