BEYOND Breakfast Book Club past titles -------you missed----
Breakfast & Beyond Book Club
3rd Friday, February 16th
their eyes were watching god by Zora Neale Hurston
Discussion of: their eyes were watching god by Zora Neale Hurston. (Meeting twice on this 3rd Friday of month to accommodate more readers.) A literary wonder that is as relevant today as in 1937. Perhaps the most highly regarded novel in the entire cannon of African American Literature (quote from book jacket). An exemplary novel of black love. "There is no book more important to me than this one." -- Alice Walker. Hurston's characters are vivid with lives meshed into one another through her expert descriptions of black folk culture. Oprah produced a television adaptation of the novel and called it her "favorite love story of all time."
Beyond Breakfast Book Club - (special Saturday time) No Fee
Future meetings 3rd Friday of the month with morning AND evening times.
A Curious Mind: The Secret to a BIGGER Life
by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman
Saturday, January 27th
Discuss A Curious Mind with the Beyond Breakfast Book Club --One Time Saturday meeting to jump start your new year. Author Brian Grazer is a veteran of film, TV, and one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World. Having curiosity to incite a change in your life for the better has never been such a "trending" topic. There is no cure for curiosity! Let's get the condition together.
Breakfast Book Club
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down." (from the novel)
Song of Solomon is a 1977 novel. It follows the life of Macon "Milkman" Dead III, an African-American man living in Michigan, from birth to adulthood. This book won the National Books Critics Award, was chosen for Oprah's book club, and was cited by the Swedish Academy in awarding Morrison the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature. In 1998, the Radcliffe Publishing Course named it the 25th best English-language novel of the 20th century.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Huxley's ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece. Summary: The novel opens in the distant future at the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre. This institution plays an essential role in the artificial reproduction and social conditioning of the world's population. The natural processes of birth, aging, and death represent horrors in this world. Bernard Marx, an Alpha-Plus (or high-caste) psychologist, emerges as the single discontented person in a world where material comfort and physical pleasure — provided by the drug soma and recreational sex — are the only concerns.
Took place last July
American War by Omar El Akkad
A good month to bring our nation's independence into the spotlight.
An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle—a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.
Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she begins to grow up shaped by her particular time and place. But not everyone at Camp Patience is who they claim to be. Eventually Sarat is befriended by a mysterious functionary, under whose influence she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. The decisions that she makes will have tremendous consequences not just for Sarat but for her family and her country, rippling through generations of strangers and kin alike.
Breakfast Book Club
Sept. 15th 9:30 a.m. (Morning meeting)
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
A dystopian novel by American writer Ray Bradbury, published in 1953. It is regarded as one of his best works. The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found. The book's tagline explains the title: "Fahrenheit 451 – the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns ..." -- Wikipedia.org
Last week in Sept. is National Banned Book Week