The Book Club met on May 27th via Zoom to discuss The Letter by Kathryn. The book club talked about at a novel that told the story of two women, born decades apart, whose paths are destined to cross and how one woman’s devastation leads to the other’s salvation.
The participants agreed that this was an easy book to read and was entertaining, but we couldn’t figure out how it became a best seller. The characters were shallow – either too good or totally bad. It didn’t draw us in emotionally because it had too many situations in the plot that didn’t seem realistic.
We are now looking forward to our next book. On July 6th, we will be discussing the novel Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie. The meeting will start at 11:00 via Zoom.
The book club will be looking at a novel that tells the story of two Nigerians who were separated for 15 years when they fled to the US and UK. They both struggle to live apart with the universal question about race, belonging, the overseas experience for the African diaspora, and the search for identity, and finally are reunited back in Nigeria.
Everyone is welcome! If you’re interested in joining us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org