March 2018 Book Club and Pot Luck Night
She could not return, since rumours of her escape were spreading, and she and her family could incur the punishments of the government authorities – involving imprisonment, torture, and possible public execution. Hyeonseo instead remained in China and rapidly learned Chinese in an effort to adapt and survive. Twelve years and two lifetimes later, she would return to the North Korean border in a daring mission to spirit her mother and brother to South Korea, on one of the most arduous, costly and dangerous journeys imaginable.
This is the unique story not only of Hyeonseo’s escape from the darkness into the light, but also of her coming of age, education and the resolve she found to rebuild her life – not once, but twice – first in China, then in South Korea. Strong, brave and eloquent, this memoir is a triumph of her remarkable spirit.
About the Book Group…..
Our ‘Women of the Church’ Book Discussion Group & Potluck meet
once a month from September to June. The book group is open to any woman who likes to read and laugh, and laugh we do!
Members can host us in their homes or we can meet in the church Fellowship Hall. Everyone contributes a bit of their culinary capabilities each month and we feast together just before our discussions commense. Our time together usually runs from 5:30-8:00 pm.
We read a wide variety of books chosen from suggestions from everyone in the group. Some titles from the past include Three Cups of Tea, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Road, Suite Francais, Here if You Need Me, The Double Bind, The Book Thief, Couldn’t Keep it to Myself: Testimonies of our Imprisoned Sisters, and Nobody’s Fool, just to name a view.
The Dorothy Alling Memorial Library assists us with obtaining multiple copies, so not everyone has to purchase a book.
Each month the book chosen has a facilitator, however, the discussion is very relaxed, and we encourage woman to join us even if they haven’t read the book. Watch the church bulletin, the bulletin board and this page for the date and location of each discussion.