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Safe Harbor

So now, my ever-delightful and very savvy merry-makers, Spring!

Could it be that you were all fantastically excited about the reconstruction and 2012 reopening of the post-Katrina Canal Lighthouse? I have no idea how you navigated the  seas of classic offerings, but you selected To the Lighthouse for your March reading. Good for you! (And get yourself out there and check out the New Orleans lighthouse…it’s lovely and good to have it back.)

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf,[masked] pages
"The novel that established Virginia Woolf as a leading writer of the twentieth century, To the Lighthouse is made up of three powerfully charged visions into the life of one family living in a summer house off the rocky coast of Scotland. As time winds its way through their lives, the Ramsays face, alone and simultaneously, the greatest of human challenges and its greatest triumph--the human capacity for change. A moving portrait in miniature of family life, it also has profoundly universal implications, giving language to the silent space that separates people and the space that they transgress to reach each other. There are very few exceptional and miraculous novels that have the power to change their readers forever. To the Lighthouse is one of them." At its publication, the New York Times reviewer noted: “… in its portrayal of life that is less orderly, more complex and so much doomed to frustration, it strikes a more important note, and it gives us an interlude of vision that must stand at the head of all Virginia Woolf's work.”

http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/06/08/reviews/woolf-lighthouse.html

This selection is available as a book and audio book at both the New Orleans and Jefferson public libraries. It is also available as an ebook; in some cases you can find it online for free.

Notice to all you over-achievers/slow readers: You might want to pour an extra measure of Jameson’s in mid-March and get a head-start on the April selection: East of Eden, 640 pages; meeting on April 23. (But be sure to get yourselves out to the Irish Channel St. Patrick's Parade--no excuses!)


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  • A former member
    A former member

    My apologies

    March 26, 2013

  • Lori N.

    Sorry, I can't make it tonight. My daughter is sick and I just don't want to leave her alone.

    March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My apologies, I got called in to work tonight.

    March 26, 2013

  • Oscar

    Can't make it due to illness. Sorry.

    March 26, 2013

    • Lorraine L.

      Oh, I hope you feel better very soon!

      March 26, 2013

  • Amanda

    Something has come up this evening, hope I can make it some other time to meet you all.

    March 26, 2013

  • Andrea

    Had to switch shifts :( Enjoy the convo!

    March 25, 2013

  • Doc C.

    Sorry, out of town.

    March 24, 2013

  • Jennifer C.

    My apologies, I cannot finish this novel. Please give my spot to a more deserving soul :)

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry but I won' be able to attend this time.

    March 17, 2013

  • Kelsey

    I'm sick! Rather than spread contagions I will stay home and imagine the great conversation I am missing.

    March 11, 2013

  • Isabel R.

    I am unable to attend so please someone take my spot! It's a great book, so disappointed I won't be able to discuss with everyone.

    March 9, 2013

  • Lorraine L.

    Hey Everyone--PLEASE NOTE: There is NO WAIT LIST this month. If you want to get in, keep checking back until March 16. If you RSVP "YES", please be courteous and cancel if you find out you cannot attend. Someone is waiting to take your place! Thank you so much.

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    just got the email this morning and the group is filled? so dissappointed. the Lighthouse was a book that I had suggested hoping that there might be room for one more!

    March 1, 2013

    • Lorraine L.

      Things happen so fast! I increased the group to 30, with no waiting list, to see if more could get in. But the RSVP list will be open for another two weeks. I strongly urge you to keep checking back, because people will drop out and their space will open up. I certainly hope we can see you at this meetup!

      March 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks Lorraine, I will continue to check!

      March 1, 2013

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