COOKHAM BOOK CLUB
The Cookham Book Club was started in 2015, we only have a few members, but we are keen to allow others to join. We meet every month (not August) at 20:00).
The book for this month is The Stars are Fire, by Anita Shreve
Fires are racing along the coast of Maine after a summer-long
drought, ravaging thousands of acres, causing unprecedented
confusion and fear.
months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two
toddlers when her difficult and unpredictable husband Gene joins
the volunteers fighting to bring the fire under control. Along
with her best friend, Rosie, and Rosie's two young children, the
women watch in horror as their houses go up in flames, then walk
into the ocean as a last resort. They spend the night frantically
trying to save their children. When dawn comes, they have
miraculously survived, but their lives are forever changed:
homeless, penniless, and left to face an uncertain future.
Grace awaits news of her husband's fate, she is thrust into a new
world in which she must make a life on her own, beginning with
absolutely nothing; she must find work, a home, a way to provide
for her children. In the midst of devastating loss, Grace
discovers glorious new freedoms - joys and triumphs she could
never have expected her narrow life with Gene could contain - and
her spirit soars. And then the unthinkable happens, and Grace's
bravery is tested as never before.
The next meeting will be on Thursday 12th October 2017 at the old Swan Uppers at 20:00
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