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JANUARY BOOK CLUB

  • Jan 18, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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We will be reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?

In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall is "a darkly brilliant reimagining of life under Henry VIII. . . . Magnificent." (The Boston Globe).

2009 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner- Fiction!
2009 Man Booker Prize Winner!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry couldn't make it. I was ill and like several others I didn't like it couldn't get into it. Hopefully next time

    January 20, 2014

  • Ellen N.

    As always what an interesting discussion

    January 19, 2014

  • Dolores R.

    Nancy- the book is called Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northup. ---Dolores

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • Mary P.

    Very good considering majority did not like book. Very impressed with
    Ellenwho despite her dislike really read the book closely.

    January 18, 2014

  • Douglas B.

    Nice meeting, thanks

    January 18, 2014

  • Dolores R.

    Although we all didn't agree on liking the book we all agreed it's great to have a book club where different views can be freely expressed!

    January 18, 2014

  • Mary P.

    "Well. The it should be an interesting discussion!No more creepy than reading the world news today.Thomas Cromwell is a brilliant politician and psychologist. See you this a,m, to discuss. the book read like poetry.
    Mary

    January 18, 2014

  • Ellen N.

    I'm giving this book zero stars - not since The History of Salt have I read such a boring book - the karma from this book is too creepy!!!

    January 17, 2014

  • Leslie A.

    Hi! I'm not going to make it to the Book Club meeting on Saturday, Jan. 18th. I'm getting new furniture and guess when they're delivering it? Yep! Saturday morning between 10am and 3 pm. Plan to see you all at the February meeting!

    January 17, 2014

  • judy r.

    Hi Everyone, Sorry I won't be able to attend this week due to illness. Hope to see you in February.

    January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone...I am sorry to say that I will not be able to make this one:( I have been reading the book and it is good! Unfortunately I play roller derby and we have our team evaluations and they are this Sat until noon. I would have come late but, its in Tampa so there is no way I can make it. Can someone tell me the date for the Frb meet up and what the book is so I can get it on my calendar please? Thank you!

    January 16, 2014

    • Nancy D.

      Hi Christina, Sorry you won't be joining us. Our next meeting is Feb 15th and we will be reading "Bonfire of the Vanities" by Tom Wolfe. If you want to know future books and meetings, click on the "upcoming meetings" link in the box on the top left.

      January 17, 2014

  • Ellen N.

    Yucky book though

    January 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I love this book club, but I just wasn't able to get "into" this month's selection either... Thought it was just me, Ellen! Lol! Anyways, picked up Rules of Civility (it's a future book club selection) and re-read it instead, thoroughly enjoyable... See you all next month!

      January 17, 2014

  • Nancy D.

    Hope you feel better Debbie. The meeting is Saturday from 11am on, not tonight.

    January 15, 2014

  • Debbie Baraona -

    I am not going to be able to make it tonight. I have a cold. I thought I was getting better, but I now have a bad cough. I do not want to get anybody sick

    January 15, 2014

  • Nancy D.

    Thanks, Mary! You should be able to give us some good insights.

    January 13, 2014

  • Mary O.

    I will help with discussion as I believe that it was my suggestion.

    January 12, 2014

  • Ann D.

    Sorry I won't be able to make it this month. I'll be working.

    January 12, 2014

  • Ellen N.

    I guess PBS will have to renew us

    January 10, 2014

  • Nancy D.

    Looks like Ellen and I will be Siskel and Ebert again. I started reading this last night and am enjoying it so far! Looks like we will have a lively discussion.

    January 10, 2014

  • Ellen N.

    Ok I'll be grand inquisitor for this selection unless someone else wants to do it

    January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first meeting. I moved to sarasota a year and half ago and am anxious to meet new people

    January 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      meant to post this here, my 1st meeting too!

      January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my 1st meeting:)

    January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first time coming to one of these, I assume that I need have the book read before the meeting? Sorry for the silly ? and thanks!

    November 6, 2013

    • Nancy D.

      You can come either way. If you haven't read it, you can just sit and listen.

      January 6, 2014

  • Nancy D.

    Calling all inquisitive minds! Who would like to lead the book discussion for January or another meeting? It's fun! All you have to do is ask people what they thought about the book. Also, does anyone have a book they would like to propose for a future meeting? If you have already emailed your suggestion, no need to do it again. Thanks and see you January 18th.

    January 6, 2014

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