I just wanted to drop a quick reminder about upcoming book club titles and dates. I started Trevor Nash’s book and am enjoying it very much! We will be discussing his book on Thursday, April 6th, and Dolly Carlson’s delicious novel “The Red Coat” is on deck for our May meeting.
Upcoming Books, Dates and Locations are as follows:
April 6, 2017 (Home of Michele Rogers ) “Trevor Nash: Born A Crime Born a Crime” “Stories from a South African Childhood is the compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of a young man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed—from one of the comedy world’s brightest new voices and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah.” (from the publisher)
May 4, 2017 (Home of Lisa Jolicoeur) “The Read Coat: A Book of Boston.” by Dollie Carlson. From the publisher: “Think Downton Abbey, but set in the heart of Boston . . . Irish domestic worker Norah King’s decision to ask her wealthy employer, Caroline Parker, for an elegant red coat the Beacon Hill matriarch has marked for donation ignites a series of events that neither woman could have fathomed. The unlikely exchange will impact their respective daughters and families for generations to come, from the coat’s original owner, marriage-minded collegian Cordelia Parker, to the determined and spirited King sisters of South Boston, Rosemary, Kay, and Rita. As all of these young women experience the realities of life-love and loss, conflict and joy, class prejudices and unexpected prospects-the red coat reveals the distinction between cultures, generations, and landscapes in Boston during the 1940s and 50s, a time of change, challenge, and opportunity. Meet the proud, working-class Irish and staid, upper-class Brahmins through the contrasting lives of these two families and their friends and neighbors. See how the Parkers and the Kings each overcome sudden tragedy with resolve and triumph. And witness the profound impact of a mother’s heart on her children’s souls. Carlson brings us front and center with her knowing weave of Celtic passion-both tragic and joyful-words of wisdom, romance, humor and historical events. We are in Boston feet first and loving every step. The red coat is a rich legacy from both sides of the city, Southie and the Hill.”