Join us for this month's Books, Brunch, & Babyboomers (BB&B) meet-up. Relax and laugh with some great women while munching on a yummy brunch and discussing our current book. Our books are recommended by our members throughout the year and our reading list is put together at the end of each year based on the list of recommendations.
RSVPs open at noon for members on February 7th.
A Virtuous Woman- Kaye Gibbons
Jack Stokes and Ruby Pitt weave this strong, tightly knit love story in alternating chapters that begin when Jack, grieving over Ruby's death four months earlier, evokes the past. In flashbacks, the two richly cadenced Southern voices explore their vastly differing backgrounds, troubled histories and their unlikely but loving marriage. Born into a proud, prominent country family, coddled and adored, Ruby stuns her parents and two brothers by inexplicably running off with John Woodrow, a migrant worker who savagely abuses her. When John is killed in a brawl, Ruby, too proud to ask her family for help, begins doing housework for the wealthy Hoover family, where she meets Jack, a laconic, immensely capable tenant farmer on the Hoover land. He is 40; she is 20. Both lonely and vulnerable, they regard each other cautiously, carry on a wary courtship and embark on a firmly grounded marriage. The union is enriched by a small, supportive circle of friends, who, like the couple's landlord, Burr, are sharply etched and convincingly drawn. Gibbons, author of the critically praised Ellen Foster , has written a vivid, unsentimental, powerful novel.
Please bring a dish for the book group brunch. If you know what you'll be bringing please post it in the comment box when you RSVP.
2014 Wait List and Cancellation Policy: Please be respectful of our members on the waiting list and cancel your reservations by Friday event for our Sunday book group. Members with frequent no shows and/or later or frquent cancellations will be moved to the wait list to give priority to our members who consistenty honor their reservations and to those people on the wait list and our many newcomers who'd like to come to our book discussions.
There is a $1.00 Meet-up fee collected at each meeting.