There once was a wonderful swashbuckling tale of a daring Englishman who would sneak off to France at the height of the Revolution and steal French aristocrats from under the shadow of La Guillotine. The book was called The Scarlet Pimpernel and was made into to a movie at least three different times. If you haven’t heard of it please do yourself the favor and get the book from the library. Picking up where the Baroness Orczy left off her tale
The seventh book in Louise Penny's Three Pines series was released in August. I am surprised to discover I haven't reviewed her books before this! From her very first book, Penny became a favorite author and has remained so with each addition to the series. The setting is a tiny village of Québec south of Montréal with a disproportionate share of creative geniuses and artful curmudgeons. And also, as a character in A trick of the light puts it,
I just finished the perfect read for these cool autumn nights: Nightwoods by Charles Frazier. When Luce, a reclusive caretaker of a dilapidated Appalachian lodge inherits her sister’s twins after the murder of their mother, she is totally unprepared for the challenge. After witnessing their mother’s murder they refuse to speak and have a penchant for violence and starting fires. Luce, haunted by her own shadows, must feel her way through a relationship with these two damaged souls, surrounded by a countryside that is both beautiful and menacing.
During our October meeting we started discussing Breath of Snow and Ashes, by Diana Gabaldon. During our November meeting we will be discussing the first half of the Echo In the Bone in the continuing saga of Jamie and Clare Fraser. We will meet on Monday, November 21 at 6:00 pm in the McIntyre Room. If you are a fan of Clare and Jamie's, join us. If you are an ardent Jane Austen fan, join us as well. We never tire of discussing our favorite author and her seminal works.
We need more members for our Book Club.
Alternate History is a genre that asks the question – what if our history had taken a different track? What if the Nazis had won WW II?