The UU Book Club

Event details

  • January 6, 2016
  • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Judy Mueller's Home

By Karon Winzenz

On January 6, 12:30 pm, we will discuss The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje, a novel based on his voyage as a child of eleven from his native Sri Lanka to England. Judy Mueller will be our hostess and will contact readers closer to the date to determine attendance.

We decided not to have a meeting in February when Clearing Classes compete for our time. We will reconvene on March 2 at 12:30 pm for a discussion of Some Luck by Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley, a multi-generational saga about an Iowa farming family’s shifting fortunes. The first in a trilogy, the novel frames their lives within the larger epic of American history. “Moving from post-World War I America through the early 1950s, Some Luck gives us an intimate look at this family’s triumphs and tragedies, zooming in on the realities of farm life, while casting — as the children grow up and scatter to New York, California, and everywhere in between — a panoramic eye on the monumental changes that marked the first half of the twentieth century. Rich with humor and wisdom, twists and surprises, Some Luck takes us through deeply emotional cycles of births and deaths, passions, and betrayals, displaying Smiley’s dazzling virtuosity, compassion, and understanding of human nature and the nature of history, never discounting the role of fate and chance. This potent conjuring of many lives across generations is a stunning tour de force”. (  Our hostess, Helene Di Iulio, will contact you in late February.