Day Time Book Club

Past Sessions
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 • 3 Av 5777 - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 • 4 Tammuz 5777 - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

All members are welcome to join the Day Time Book Club meeting the fourth Wednesday of each month at COH. Books are chosen and discussion is led by participants. Contact Hanora Rosen for more information.

 

July's book is The Ghost of Hannah Mendes, by Naomi Ragen; Discussion led by Anne Davis

When Catherine da Costa, a wealthy Manhattan matron, learns she has only a short time to live, she realizes that her family tree will die unless she passes on its legacy and traditions to her granddaughters. But Suzanne and Francesca, beautiful young women caught up in trendy causes and ambitious careers, have no interest in the past. Catherine almost despairs until one night she is visited by the ghost of her family's ancestor, an indomitable Renaissance businesswoman named Hannah Mendes. The ghost of Hannah Mendes encourages Catherine to use every trick in the book to coerce the granddaughters to journey across Europe and acquaint themselves with their roots. While the sisters honor their grandmother's request out of loyalty, they believe their quest is futile--until it starts to uncover ancient pages from Hannah Mendes's fascinating memoir, and brings new loves into their lives.

--A Goodreads Review

 

June's book was The Lifeboat, by Charlotte Rogan; Discussion led by Elaine Miller

In the summer of 1914, the Empress Alexandra, a magnificent ocean liner, suffers a mysterious explosion on its voyage from London to New York City. On board are Henry Winter and his young new wife, Grace. Henry manages to secure a place in a lifeboat for Grace. But the survivors quickly realize it is over capacity. For any to live, some must die. Over the course of three weeks, the passengers on the lifeboat plot, gossip and console one another while sitting inches apart. Their beliefs about goodness and humanity are tested to the limit as they begin to discover what they will do in order to survive.

--A Google Books Review

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