Ocean Reef Art League
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Art League Book Club

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November 15
“The Sense of an Ending” by Julian Barnes
Winner of the Man Booker Prize
A middle-aged man must contend with the past he thought he had forgotten. It resurfaces with a mysterious
legacy and forces him to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world.
Facilitator: Steven Kaplan

December 13
“On the Bright Side” by Suzie Carpenter
A Mother’s Story of Love and Healing Through Her Daughter’s Autism
When her daughter was diagnosed with autism, Celiac Disease and over 25 food intolerances, the author embraced parenting
and food in a new way. Together they discovered a way to navigate the unexpected and discover inner peace. An inspiring read.
Facilitator: The author, Susie Carpenter

January 17
“The Moviegoer” by Walker Percy
Winner of 1961 National Book Award
An American classic about a stockbroker who views the world in a detached way. He occupies himself with secretaries and
movies, which he considers “treasured moments,” as he deals with family problems and experiences in the Korean War.
However, in one fateful event, he outrages his family and endangers his fragile cousin.
Set in New Orleans, this novel is full of irony and romance.
Facilitator: Reverend Bob Henley

February 21
“Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance
#1 New York Times Best Seller
Vance, a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, gives a powerful account of growing up poor in the Rust Belt. His
story offers a broader look at the struggles of America’s white working class.
He tells the true story of what social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with its legacy.
Facilitator: Susie Shields

March 21
“A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles
A novel based on the life of a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. Full of humor, a cast of
characters, and beautifully set scenes, this novel explores a means to be a man of purpose.
Facilitator: Linda Salisbury