First Book Club meeting.
January 5, 2021 The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
An extraordinary book about a gifted architect who reluctantly begins a secret life of resistance, devising ingenious hiding places for Jews in World War II Paris. Discussion Leader: Trisha Bridenstine 7:30 pm Central time. Click here for dIscussion questions.
March 2, 2021 Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity—and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution... Discussion Leader: Jet Paulu 7:30 pm Central time.
May 4, 2021 Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
"Last Night I Dreamt I went to Manderley Again..."
With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew. For in every corner of every room were phantoms of a time dead but not forgotten—a past devotedly preserved by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers: a suite immaculate and untouched, Discussion Leader: Sally Ebnet 7:30 pm Central time.
July 6, 2021 at 7:30 pm. Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie
There is a lot of pressure for this book. If ordering from the library, start early.
Kyoto, Japan, 1948. “Do not question. Do not fight. Do not resist.”
Such is eight-year-old Noriko “Nori” Kamiza’s first lesson. She will not question why her mother abandoned her with only these final words. She will not fight her confinement to the attic of her grandparents’ imperial estate. And she will not resist the scalding chemical baths she receives daily to lighten her skin.
For those who like to get books at the library. We have found all of the above available. The longest line is for Rebecca so we suggest ordering this one early.
We will add books to our list as the group decides what to read next.
Zoom links will be published on our Facebook page : Minneapolis-St. Paul Alumnae Chapter of Delta Delta Delta and in the Evite we send out 3 weeks before each meeting.