Author Archives: Vestavia Hills Book Group

September Meeting, 2014

The book: Dry Storeroom No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum by Richard Fortey. Day and time: September 27 at 6 pm. Dinner: You favorite dish/meal The Natural History Museum Web site: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/ Some interesting quotes from the … Continue reading

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August Meeting

The book: Empire of the Summer Moon by S C Gwynne Date: Saturday evening 8/16/2014 at 6pm It is story of America’s manifest destiny colliding with native Americans who were very powerful warriors. Below is a link to some programs … Continue reading

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July Meeting

The book: Possession by A.S. Byatt. The book club meeting was held on July 19th at the beautiful lake house. Here is an interesting review of the book “Unearthing the Secret Lover” by Jay Parini from the New York Times Wine Book Club.

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June Meeting

The book: Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky. Friday, June 27 at 6:00 p.m. The dinner: French/German/American cuisine Irène Némirovsky was a French novelist. She was born on February 11, 1903 in Kiev, Ukraine and tragically died on August 17, 1942 … Continue reading

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Summer Schedule

June: Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky. Friday, June 27 at 6:00 p.m. July: Possession by A.S. Byatt, July 19th at the lake house. August: Empire of the Summer Moon by Samuel C. Gwynne.  

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May meeting

The book: The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka The dinner: Comfort food Pictures from the meeting:   Some quotes from the book: “Women are weak, but mothers are strong.” “We forgot about Buddha. We forgot about God. We … Continue reading

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Choice of Books

We have a choice of books for our meetings: May meeting:  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka or Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick. June meeting: Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky, or The School of Essential … Continue reading

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April Meeting

The Book Club is reading “As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man’s Escape from a Siberian Labor Camp and His 3-Year Trek to Freedom” by Josef M. Bauer. Here is the color map … Continue reading

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The Book Club Name

Please, remember to vote for the book club name. Here are suggestions we have: Literary Feast Reader’s Feast Eat, Read, & be Merry Readable Feast Greater Birmingham Lady Book Club Book Rendezvous In Libris Libertas Biblio Feast Club Happy Feast with Books The Dinner Table Book Club … Continue reading

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