2020 ESO* BOOK CLUB MEETINGS
Third Wednesday, January-May, at 2:00 pm
Meet at the Delray Beach Public Library (Tower Room)
Members are encouraged, but not required, to read the assigned book before the meeting
January 15 – “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens
Organizational meeting to determine books to be read February-May.
February 19 – “Less” by Andrew Sean Greer
This is a satirical comedy novel following gay writer Arthur Less while he travels the world on a literary tour as his fiftieth birthday looms. The book covers themes such as romantic love, relationships, aging, and travel.
POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE TBD….
March 18 – “A Woman Is No Man” by Etaf Rum This debut novel by an Arab-American voice takes us inside the lives of conservative Arab women living in America. In Brooklyn, eighteen-year-old Palestinian Deya is starting to meet with suitors. Though she doesn’t want to get married, her grandparents give her no choice. One of 2019 Best Books.
April 15 – “A Thousand Acres” by Jane Smiley
A modern-day telling of King Lear. Larry Cook is a patriarch of a mid-Western farming dynasty who announces his desire to share the land between his three daughters, precipitating a list of crises that threaten to engulf the family.
May 20 – “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger
An exceptionally well-written novel of coming-of-age that takes place in a small town in Minnesota during the summer of 1961. This book holds a mystery when one of the five deaths is a murder, but it also speaks of wisdom, secrets, forgiveness, the love of family, faith and miracles.
* ESO is the Epsilon Sigma Omicron sorority, part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, that promotes literacy within the individual clubs through book clubs.
GFWC Florida ESO group has a Facebook page. You can find each book as its own event in the Facebook group and you can also now follow the group on Instagram: eso_gfwcfl