Book Discussion Group
Second Wednesday of the month, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Location:||The Church-in-the-Gardens Heuston Library, 50 Ascan Avenue, 2nd Floor, Forest Hills, NY US 11375-6009|
Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Heuston Library of the Parish House, 2nd floor, to discuss the best of the classics and the best of the new. Everyone’s welcome. We discuss content and writing style; the reading list is selected by suggestions from the members.
December 14: The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
It begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Bea. His work introduces him to a seemingly friendly native population struggling with a dangerous illness and hungry for Peter’s teachings—his Bible is their “book of strange new things.” Marked by the same bravura storytelling and precise language that made The Crimson Petal a success, The Book of Strange New Things is mesmerizing, and replete with emotional complexity and genuine pathos.