December 10, 2017 | 5:30 PM
Walker Book Club
Walker Book Group
Join the Walker Book Group for a potluck and book discussion on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 5:30 pm in Channing Hall. Newcomers are always welcome.
Bring a dish to share for our welcoming supper, which is followed by a lively discussion of the book of the month. Participants frequently bring their own tableware and a small contribution to cover beverages.
Our December book is “Anything Is Possible,” by Elizabeth Strout. The New York Times May 14, 2017 review states, “Strout is quietly offering us a kind of master class on class, starting with a title that ironically suggests its opposite. ‘Anything Is Possible’ might look like a sequel, since it takes place after the action of Elizabeth Strout’s best-selling 2016 novel, “My Name Is Lucy Barton,” and portrays many of the same characters. But it’s actually something far more complex, reaching across space (think of Faulkner’s work, or Louise Erdrich’s) and through layers of memory. Where the earlier book turned on the crystalline austerity and reserve of its narrative voice, guided by Strout’s unerring sense of what Lucy would omit, the new work almost literally undoes the older one. What Lucy omitted, we learn — what Lucy hid? — radically alters our understanding of what Lucy said.”
The January 2018 book is The History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund. February’s book is The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies.
Contact Linda Hunt at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or questions.