A Book Club for Santa Fe College Students, Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Greedy Reader Selection for February is Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller.
The next Greedy Reader Meeting will be Tuesday, February 26 @ 2:00 pm in room Y-233.
From Library Journal - If you loved Don't Let's Go to the Dogs
Tonight—and I certainly did—you'll want to bury yourself in this
sequel. Fuller here focuses more fully on her mother, Nicola, who was
born on the Isle of Skye but raised in Kenya and was passionately
devoted to family, land, and her belief in the goodness of animals.
Then came both personal tragedy and continental upheaval, as Nicola
and husband Tim found themselves constantly on the run with their old
world collapsing and a new world looming. Now they've found some peace
sitting under their Tree of Forgetfulness, a tradition taken from the
locals, who gather under such a tree when disputes are to be settled.
Everything that made Dogs wonderful reading seems to be here, too:
the deep comprehension of sorrow, certainly, but also the dead-on
portraits, leavening wit, and, finally, generosity. Get the reading
group guide and go to town