We had a great discussion about our present book, "Cutting For Stone," and all agreed that it was an interesting character study of men's lives and choices against the backdrop of Ethiopia.
We will be reading "Hillbilly Elegy," by J. D. Vance, a portrait of the poor, white, American class structure. It is the true story of a family's struggle to rise up and away from the poor, Kentucky Appalachia region, to escape alcoholism, poverty, abuse, and the trauma associated with abject poverty. It has been lauded by several reviewers, with "The New York Times" citing it as one of "6 books to help understand Trump's win." Apparently, a movie based on the book is in the works, directed by Ron Howard.
Because of the holiday season, we have decided to hold our next discussion on Sunday, January 12, 2020, following the 10 am service. As such, I'll be getting the books to you in mid-to-late November.