Due to overwhelming request & recommendation, our February book will be Serena by Ron Rash. Here is the book summary:
The year is 1929, and newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton travel from Boston to the North Carolina mountains where they plan to create a timber empire. Although George has already lived in the camp long enough to father an illegitimate child, Serena is new to the mountains—but she soon shows herself to be the equal of any man, overseeing crews, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving her husband's life in the wilderness. Together this lord and lady of the woodlands ruthlessly kill or vanquish all who fall out of favor. Yet when Serena learns that she will never bear a child, she sets out to murder the son George fathered without her. Mother and child begin a struggle for their lives, and when Serena suspects George is protecting his illegitimate family, the Pembertons' intense, passionate marriage starts to unravel as the story moves toward its shocking reckoning.
Rash's masterful balance of violence and beauty yields a riveting novel that, at its core, tells of love both honored and betrayed.(less) - Goodreads.com
Please join us! Our March book lovers theme vote will be "A Classic Novel that is not assigned reading in high school or undergrad" (unless, perhaps, you were an English or Lit major). We are looking for a novel that was written before 1950 but after Beowulf, that will be a platform for great discussion. Please email me your suggestions.
Hope to see you all soon! Please mind your RSVP's, there's no waitlist this month.