Walker Book Group

December 13, 2020 | 6:30 PM

Join the Walker Book Group on Sunday, December 13 at 6:30 pm. As long as the church building is closed, we will meet using Zoom instead of holding our usual potluck supper and discussion in Channing. Our Zoom meetings have resulted in lively discussions. Newcomers are always welcome.

In December, we will not discuss Caste: The Origin of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson as planned. Because of the long waiting list for this book at libraries, it is not clear that all participants would have the opportunity to read it before the December meeting.  We decided, therefore, to postpone discussion of this book until our February meeting.

For December, we have selected Akin by Emma Donoghue.  This 2019 novel by the author of Room again explores the relationship between children and adults. A childless widower, given temporary custody of his 11-year old grandnephew, takes the boy along on his planned trip to his birthplace, France.  The purpose of his trip is to explore the past of his late mother, who immigrated to America after World War II. The Guardian reviewer writes that, in Akin, Donoghue “has found a way to consider the subjects of love, freedom and family from a freshly illuminating perspective.”

At our January meeting, we will discuss The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It by Robert Reich.

For future updates and directions for signing into the Zoom meeting, subscribe to the Walker Book Group egroup list. Instructions can be found here: http://members.albanyuu.org/wp/pdf/2018_Egroup_Instructions.pdf

Contact Martha Musser for further information at mussermartha@gmail.com.