We will be discussing The Passion by Jeanette Winterson. This book was suggested by Sharan, one of our newest book club members!
* When you RSVP "yes", you commit to reading the book and attending this meetup. We need to make restaurant reservations with an exact count to accommodate the large group.
* Each member is responsible for her bill plus 7% NJ sales tax and gratuity.
* At the meetup, please pitch one new book for the group to vote on for the following month's book club.
* Kindly help us search for a new venue for book club, ideally with round tables, for a large number of attendees such as restaurants, libraries, community centers, etc.
Here is what this story is all about... Set during the tumultuous years of the Napoleonic Wars, The Passion intertwines the destinies of two remarkable people: Henri, a simple French soldier, who follows Napoleon from glory to Russian ruin; and Villanelle, the red-haired, web-footed daughter of a Venetian boatman, whose husband has gambled away her heart. In Venice’s compound of carnival, chance, and darkness, the pair meet their singular destiny.
In her unique and mesmerizing voice, Winterson blends reality with fantasy, dream, and imagination to weave a hypnotic tale with stunning effects.