Book Club

  • May 21, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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This month's read is THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin

“It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born.”  First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse. As civilization swiftly crumbles into a primal landscape of predators and prey, two people flee in search of sanctuary. FBI agent Brad Wolgast is a good man haunted by what he’s done in the line of duty. Six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte is a refugee from the doomed scientific project that has triggered apocalypse. He is determined to protect her from the horror set loose by her captors. But for Amy, escaping the bloody fallout is only the beginning of a much longer odyssey—spanning miles and decades—towards the time and place where she must finish what should never have begun. With The Passage, award-winning author Justin Cronin has written both a relentlessly suspenseful adventure and an epic chronicle of human endurance in the face of unprecedented catastrophe and unimaginable danger. Its inventive storytelling, masterful prose, and depth of human insight mark it as a crucial and transcendent work of modern fiction.
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  • Kristi

    It was great to see everyone again! Too bad the Columbia is closing, it was a nice venue :(

    May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    enjoyed watching everyone's inter action

    May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    dang it! running late, not sure if you're ok with latecomers. :-(

    May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still not able to leave the office :( probably will have to say no. Loved the book.

    May 21, 2013

  • Kathie

    Yes, there is metered and valet parking on the Pier.

    May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm new here. Can we park on the pier? The rain is really coming down!

    May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still plan to attend, but that will be a bit weather- and busrack-depending... I'm on a bicycle, coming from Tampa... hope to see you there! (Didn't quite finish the book, but it's awesome!)

    May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry, last minute schedule change

    May 21, 2013

  • Lisa

    sorry, last minute conflict :-/

    May 21, 2013

  • Kathie

    I'm looking forward to a plate of yellow rice and black beans! :)

    May 21, 2013

  • Patti Moore Sauvageot W.

    I am sorry but due to unforeseen circumstances, I will attend tomorrow's meeting.

    May 20, 2013

    • Kathie

      No problem. Life happens. Just go in and change your RSVP to No. :)

      May 20, 2013

  • Kathie

    Just when you think you know where this story is headed, it takes a completely unexpected turn . . . .

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Halfway through - hope to have it done in time; GREAT STORY!!

    May 13, 2013

  • CaSandra W.

    Finished reading and now half way through "The Twelve" which is the sequel.

    May 13, 2013

    • Kathie

      I'm a little less than halfway done.

      May 13, 2013

  • Kathie

    Just started reading this book. Can't put it down. :)

    May 8, 2013

  • Kathie

    Thank you, Trish, for being the moderator for tonight's book. I probably won't get a chance to read it, so it's good to know this is covered. :)

    May 7, 2013

  • Alice K.

    I'll be back "up North" by then. Look forward to joining you again in the fall. For Jane Austen fans, check out the free
    podcast The History Chicks"; they did a GREAT one all about her recently.

    April 25, 2013

  • Dianne J.

    I will be in Singapore. Hopefully, I will see you in June.

    April 22, 2013

  • Kathie

    RSVP's to the May meeting are now open. :)

    April 17, 2013

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