Gathering Around Books (The GAB Group)
January 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Gathering Around Books is a monthly discussion of fiction and non-fiction books which are not overtly religious but whose content offers food for thought and dialogue from a faith perspective. We are taking a break in December from our regular meeting time of 5:30 on the fourth Friday of each month. Because we will not meet in December, a longer book has been chosen for our January discussion, so you may want to crack open its pages during the relaxing week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe, described as “a searing, utterly gripping saga,” was named one of the top ten books of 2019 by both the New York Times Book Review and the Washington Post. The book focuses on the Troubles in Northern Ireland beginning with the 1972 abduction and murder of Jean McConville. One reviewer wrote, “Keefe is a storyteller who captures the complexities of a historical moment by digging deep into the lives of people on all sides of the conflict.”
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Books for coming months are as follows:
- 2/25 Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
- 3/25 Brother to a Dragonfly by Will D Campbell
- 4/29 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- 5/27 Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson