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March Book Club

  • Mar 19, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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This month's read is WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel.

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2009 'Lock Cromwell in a deep dungeon in the morning,' says Thomas More, 'and when you come back that night he'll be sitting on a plush cushion eating larks' tongues, and all the gaolers will owe him money.' England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need comes Thomas Cromwell, first as Wolsey's clerk, and later his successor. Cromwell is a wholly original man: the son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a charmer, a bully, a man with a delicate and deadly expertise in manipulating people and events. Ruthless in pursuit of his own interests, he is as ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages. From one of our finest living writers, Wolf Hall is that very rare thing: a truly great English novel, one that explores the intersection of individual psychology and wider politics. With a vast array of characters, and richly overflowing with incident, it peels back history to show us Tudor England as a half-made society, moulding itself with great passion and suffering and courage.
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  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought y'all were talking about the Feb meeting - re noisy venue and not being able to hear folks at other end. What? again? I'm thinking we need to do better research on the meeting places. I am getting geared for "The Piano Tuner" meeting, but certainly want to be able to "share" with everyone.

    March 21, 2013

  • Pat C.

    We had a great discussion at our end of the table. Enjoyed sharing food and conversation with two new members CaSandra and Patti. Tracey and Diane always add so much depth to the discussion. I had a wonderful time. Just wish I could have heard people at the other end of the table too.

    March 21, 2013

  • Dianne J.

    We had a great little fivesome, and that is the truth!

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Patti Moore Sauvageot W.

    We really enjoyed our self at last night's meeting. The venue limited our conversations however those that we spoke with brought us great joy. I look forward to Aprils book club meeting. Dianne and Pat wanted to talk about the book however we weren't able to hear those down the other end of the table.

    March 20, 2013

  • Casandra W.

    Nice to meet everyone. Was very hard to hear what was being said at the end of the table. But I loved my end of the table.

    March 20, 2013

  • Dianne J.

    I enjoyed meeting two new members and seeing again the ones that meet regularly with the group but I did not like the lack of whole group discussion. We were two separate groups who only occasionally connected--probably due to the long table and the noise. Usually an attempt is made to include everyone but last night that did not happen.

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will miss you Kevin :-(

    March 19, 2013

  • Kevin M.

    Still at freakin work. Network failure.. Sorry guys..

    March 19, 2013

  • Janet

    Didn't get half way through the book.

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi,
    I'm CaSandra and i am looking forward to joining you this Tuesday.
    What book are you reading now?

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    still waiting for Wolf Hall, so I doubt I'll have it read in time. Hope to see y'all next meetup.

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My work schedule has changed and I cannot attend the meetup on 3/19. Hope someone on waiting list can take spot. Nancie Baden

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I missed the Gail Godwin book! I so enjoyed "Evenings at Five"

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are there any that meet in the mornings??

    February 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry..trying to reply on my phone! Unfortunately no, this group does not meet in the mornings. A majority of the group are day working peeps. You may continue to explore Meet-up, there are many more book groups than there used to be. Some if them may have AM meetings. Best of luck! Trish

      February 26, 2013

    • Kathie

      Or, start your own group. Tampa Bay is a big area, and there are most likely others that would love to meet for breakfast and a book discussion. You just never know :)

      February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Count on me. RSVP'd weeks ago!

    February 18, 2013

  • TERRI B.

    WHAT BOOK ARE WE READING??????????????????

    1 · February 5, 2013

  • CherylAnn P.

    I would like the title for this book and the next few months

    January 31, 2013

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