Lit Wits Book Discussion
We alternate Non- Fiction with Fiction selections. CLICK HERE to see the latest schedule and book selections.
Our discussion meeting is on the First Tuesday of the month.
The Lit Wits meet at 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Social Hall at the church.
Please enter from the parking lot.
Our nonfiction book for June 6 is Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads by Paul Theroux. Setting out on a winding road trip, Theroux discovers a region of architectural and artistic wonders, incomparable music, mouth-watering cuisine—and also some of the worst schools, medical care, housing, and unemployment rates in the nation. Yet, no matter where he goes, Theroux meets the unsung heroes of the South, the people who, despite it all, never left, and also those who found their way home and devoted their lives to rebuilding a place they could never live without.
Our fiction book for Wednesday, July 5, is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia, escapes to find the Underground Railroad. She encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey—hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.