I wish you a Happy Passover!
At our last meeting we discussed the book “Kindred” by Octavia Butler. It is a book that combines slavery and science fiction. In it Dana, a black woman, repeatedly travels back in time to save the life of her ancestor Rufus, a white slaveholder.
In addition to changing attitudes toward slavery in the past 200 years, we discussed changing attitudes towards women in general. Sadly, in some ways we are not treated much better now than we were then.
Our next book club meeting will be on Sunday April 30th at 12:30 in the TBT library. The book is “Horse” by Geraldine Brooks. It is based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington. It combines a discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history into a story of spirit, obsession, and injustice. Phyllis will lead the discussion.
Feel free to bring lunch or a snack.
Quote: “Only horses were honest in the end.” Geraldine Brooks.
I look forward to seeing you on the 30th of April