The UUSMC Book Group will meet on Thursday, November 3 at 7:30 in the church library.
Seetha Coleman-Kammula will lead a discussion of Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee (220 pages). This page-turning novel, winner of The Man Booker Prize in 1999, is set in post-apartheid South Africa and “explores the human condition with a bleak, dispassionate sympathy” that many readers have found both disturbing and unforgettable.
“Refusing to apologize after an impulsive affair with a student, David Lurie, a 52 year old professor in Cape Town, seeks refuge on his daughter’s farm where a savage and disturbing attack brings into relief the faults in their relationship. Pitching the moral code of political correctness against the values of Romantic poetry, Disgrace examines dichotomies both in personal relationships and in the unaccountability of one culture towards another.” — themanbookerprize.com.
At the end of the meeting, Rudy Nyhoff will present several book choices for the March 2017 meeting.
Looking ahead, on January 5, 2017 Rachael VerNooy will lead the group discussion ofAnnie’s Ghosts by Steve Luxenberg.
All are welcome to attend. If interested, please contact Book Group Coordinator Amy White.