May 12, 2019 | 5:30 PM
Join the Walker Book Group for a welcoming potluck supper and lively book discussion on Sunday, May 12 at 5:30 pm in Channing Hall. Newcomers are always welcome.
Bring a dish to share and a small contribution to cover beverages. Be responsible for cleanup if using Albany UU’s kitchen or be green and bring your own dishes and flatware.
We will discuss the award-winning historical novel Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow. This novel, set in the opening decades of the twentieth century, explores the effects of societal changes on its characters—an affluent suburban family, an immigrant family living in poverty on the Lower East Side, and an African American couple. Interwoven in the plot are stories of prominent historical figures of the time.
On June 9, we will discuss three short stories: The Trojan Sofa by Bernard MacLaverty, A Silver Dish by Saul Bellow, and The Way We Live Now by Susan Sontag. At our first meeting in the fall, September 8, we will discuss The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai. We hope you will join us for these discussions.