Women’s Book Group

March 2019 Book Club and Pot Luck Night

Hi Ladies,

The book club has chosen ‘A Piece of the World” by Christina Baker-Kline.  A novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s painting, Christina’s World.

“Later he told me that he’d been afraid to show me the painting. He thought I wouldn’t like the way he portrayed me: dragging myself across the field, fingers clutching dirt, my legs twisted behind. The arid moonscape of wheatgrass and timothy. That dilapidated house in the distance, looming up like a secret that won’t stay hidden.” 

To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than twenty years, she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the twentieth century.

As she did in her beloved smash bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction in a powerful novel that illuminates a little-known part of America’s history. Bringing into focus the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait, she vividly imagines the life of a woman with a complicated relationship to her family and her past, and a special bond with one of our greatest modern artists.

Told in evocative and lucid prose, A Piece of the World is a story about the burdens and blessings of family history, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy.

The next book club meeting will be on March 19 at 5:30 p.m. at Mary Lue Rodes’ home at 334 Commons Rd.  802-777-9665,  rodes6@msn.com.  Please let her know if you plan to attend.
Contact Lois Mason with questions.  loismason418@gmail.com

 

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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 hoshadow_imgmes 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.

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