Book Club

The Book Club meets once a month at 10am (on the 3rd Friday of the month) in the Church Library to review and discuss books of high interest. Everyone is invited to attend.

The club chairman is: Alan Stein 447-4235 and the co-chairman is Peter Philip 666-0105.

Book Club News

The next Book Club meeting is scheduled for Friday May 21, 2021 at 10:00am.

Once again we are going to have a "virtual" meeting via ZOOM.

At the meeting we will discuss "The Yellow Bird Sings" by Jennifer Rosner.

Jon Sterling will lead the book discussion.

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In Poland, as World War II rages, a mother hides with her young daughter, a musical prodigy whose slightest sound may cost them their lives.

 

As Nazi soldiers round up the Jews in their town, Róza and her 5-year-old daughter, Shira, flee, seeking shelter in a neighbor’s barn. Hidden in the hayloft day and night, Shira struggles to stay still and quiet, as music pulses through her and the farmyard outside beckons.
To soothe her daughter and pass the time, Róza tells her a story about a girl in an enchanted garden:

 

"The girl is forbidden from making a sound, so the yellow bird sings. He sings whatever the girl composes in her head: high-pitched trills of piccolo; low-throated growls of contrabassoon. Music helps the flowers bloom".

 

In this make-believe world, Róza can shield Shira from the horrors that surround them. But the day comes when their haven is no longer safe, and Róza must make an impossible choice: whether to keep Shira by her side or give her the chance to survive apart.

 

Inspired by the true stories of Jewish children hidden during World War II, Jennifer Rosner’s debut is a breathtaking novel about the unbreakable bond between a mother and a daughter. Beautiful and riveting, The Yellow Bird Sings is a testament to the triumph of hope - a whispered story, a bird’s song - in even the darkest of times.