UUCT 2nd Thursday, Book Club
The UUCT Book Group has selected the books for November, and December, so that participants will have time to acquire and read the books.
The January 2022 meeting will be IN PERSON! On the UUCT patio. Bring a chair and your mask.
Set up & chat from 9:00-9:30am, book discussion from 9:30-10:30am.
Jan 13, 2022: The Overstory by Richard Powers, 2018
Discussion leader: Marge H
“The Overstory” is a complex novel that begins with several apparently unrelated stories about people throughout the country and across the centuries: … a Norwegian immigrant … a video game pioneer ... a soldier in the Vietnam War whose life is saved when a 300-year-old banyan catches his body falling from a plane. “He owes his own life to a tree,” Powers writes. That, in short, is the point of “The Overstory”: We all owe our lives to trees, these massive air purifiers and soil conditioners that have made human civilization possible. – Wash Post review
Future choices: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, Braiding Sweet Grass by Robin Wall Kimmerer