Signal Butte and Southern, Mesa, AZ
For our December book we have chosen the Christmas novella "Wishin' and Hopin'" by Wally Lamb.
Wishin and Hopin: A Christmas Story is a fictional novel set in 1964. LBJ and Lady Bird are in the White House, Meet the Beatles is on everyone's turntable, and 10-yr old Felix Funicello (distant cousin of the iconic Annette Funicello!) is doing his best to navigate 5th grade-easier said than done when scary movies still give you nightmares and you bear a striking resemblance to a certain adorable cartoon boy. But there are several things young Felix can depend on: the birds and bees are puzzling, television is magical, and this is one Christmas he's never going to forget.
We will discuss the book and also do a book themed white elephant gift exchange. Bring a wrapped book if you would like to participate. Your gift book can be a favorite novel, a funny book, cookbook....anything! as long as it's a book!
In addition, for the season of giving, we suggest each member bring a children's book that we can donate to local children's charity or hospital.
As usual, we will have food and drinks so bring an appetizer, dessert, or bottle of wine to share.