(We’ve been meeting regularly this year, except for May, but for various reasons I have not kept up with reporting. I plan to resume regular posting. JF)
At our June meeting, we discussed the novel In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden. We were enthusiastic about the book, feeling that Godden had very capably told a tale that pulls the reader right into the midst of the story. We particularly liked the way she gives a strong sense of the changing seasons, and of the liturgical year. Our discussion involved favourite characters and plotlines, and then “bookgetaway” provided some background information on Rumer Godden, mostly gathered from Wikipedia.
We talked about books for the near future, and decided that since the book for July, Catholics by Brian Moore, was a short one, we could take on something more lengthy for August, and chose Dear and Glorious Physician, a novel centered on St. Luke, by Taylor Caldwell. Father Lawrence mentioned that at the time of the August meeting he will be in Spain for World Youth Day, so “bookgetaway” proposed that we meet at her condo for August. We talked about the possibility of reading Pope Benedict’s Jesus of Nazareth, Part Two, for September, but deferred a decision until later.