Walker Book Group

October 14, 2018 | 5:30 PM

Join the Walker Book Group for a welcoming potluck supper and lively book discussion on Sunday, October 14 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 washing your own dishes if using Albany UU kitchen ware or be green and bring your own.

In October, we will discuss A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel, by Amor Towles. A September 19, 2016 Washington Post review explains that the novel opens a few years after the Russian Revolution in a period of violent upheaval. A handsome count named Alexander Rostov has been summoned before the Emergency Committee of the People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs and accused of writing a counter-revolutionary poem. His high-ranking friends keep him from being thrown against a wall and shot. Instead, he’s declared a “Former Person” and sentenced to life imprisonment in Moscow’s Hotel Metropol. An excerpt by Reviewer Ron Charles reads in part, “How delightful that in an era as crude as ours this finely composed new novel by Amor Towles stretches out with old-World elegance. … Yes, the novel offers more high tea than high adventure, but this is a story designed to make you relax, to appreciate your surroundings, to be a person on whom nothing is lost. And don’t worry: There’s some gripping derring-do in the latter parts.”

  • To get a list of books that the group has decided to read for the next three months, Contact Linda Hunt for further information, questions or to get a list of books that the group has decided to read for the next three months: mailto:lshunt@nycap.rr.com. To join the Walker Book Group egroup list, call the church office.