Thank you to everyone who participated in our discussion both in the comments section of SeniorPlanet.org and at our meeting over Zoom about While Justice Sleeps by Stacy Abrams.
Now it is time to select our next reading!
Each Tuesday, we’ll post a thread on SeniorPlanet.org inviting your comments on the next section of the book and then we’ll host a discussion over Zoom the final week of reading the book together.
But first! We’ve put together a shortlist engaging books suggested by our members and staff. Now it’s up to you pick which one we’ll read together next. Read on for details about each book, then take the poll at the end and tell us: What should the Senior Planet Book Club read next?
We’ll announce the result of the poll in addition to how you can access a copy of the chosen book next Tuesday!
Have any feedback on book club? Tell us what you think in the comments or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich
“On a spring morning in 1932, young Karl and Mary Adare arrive by boxcar in Argus, North Dakota. After being orphaned in a most peculiar way, they seek refuge in the butcher shop of their aunt andher husband. So begins an exhilarating forty-year saga brimming with colorful, unforgettable characters: ordinary Mary, who will cause a miracle; seductive Karl, who lacks his sister’s gift for survival; Sita, their lovely but disturbed cousin; and the half-Native American Celestine James, who will become Mary’s best friend. Theirs is a story grounded in the tenacity of relationships, the extraordinary magic of natural events, and the unending mystery of the human condition.” -Goodreads.com
Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende
“Beautiful and headstrong, Irene Beltrán works as a magazine journalist—a profession that belies her privileged upbringing and her engagement to an army captain. Her investigative partner is photographer Francisco Leal, the son of impoverished Spanish Marxist émigrés. Together, they form an unlikely but inseparable team—and Francisco quickly falls in love with the fierce and loyal Irene. When an assignment leads them to a young girl whom locals believe to possess miraculous powers, they uncover an unspeakable crime perpetrated by an oppressive regime. Determined to reveal the truth in a nation overrun by terror and violence, each will risk everything to find justice—and, ultimately, to embrace the passion and fervor that binds them.” -Goodreads.com
Dancing on the Edge of the Roof by Sheila Williams
“At forty-one, Juanita Lewis is running away from home, courtesy of a one-way ticket to Montana, a place that seems about as far away from the violence and poverty of the Columbus, Ohio, projects as the moon. She wants adventure and excitement–if such things exist for a pre-menopausal African American woman with three grown, deadbeat children” -Goodreads.com.
The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo
“A sweeping historical novel about a dancehall girl and an orphan boy whose fates entangle over an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers. When 11-year-old Ren’s master dies, he makes one last request of his Chinese houseboy: that Ren find his severed finger, lost years ago in an accident, and reunite it with his body. Ren has 49 days, or else his master’s soul will roam the earth, unable to rest in peace.” -Goodreads.com
Take the poll!
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I see my question was asked “how to become a member of the bookclub”. So there is no separate group, I just need to look at the events calendar for bookclub links and any other items of interest. I’m hoping to get me to participate.
Just discovered Senior Planet and became a member. How do I get info about the book group and how to a join it?
Welcome Theresa! For weekly Tuesday updates on the book club you can subscribe to out newsletter “The Orbit” here: https://seniorplanet.org/get-involved/newsletters/
Or visit https://seniorplanet.org/articles/online-book-club/ to see our latest updates anytime.
Thanks! I subscribed to the newsletter and look forward to joining the next book discussion!
Just keep track of upcoming events. Usually there is a progress of suggested pages to have been read every Tuesday. Once the discussion date is announced, it will be posted in the upcoming events along with the Zoom login. No need to pre-register, just click and join. Welcome from a fellow reader.