The WKMS Book Club is Back.
Last year was tough, but some of us may have found solace in the pages of our favorite reads. We're coming into the new year by reading two of the most-talked-about books from 2020 - and one from our own Ohio Valley ReSource - and getting together virtually to discuss.
January 27 @ 6:30pm: The Midnight Library (GoodReads Best Fiction of 2020)
From Amazon: "Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?"
From Amazon: "Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people’s lives and behavior and the nation’s fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people—including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball’s Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others—she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day."
March 24 @ 6:30pm: Appalachian Fall (From the Ohio Valley ReSource on the plight of those in coal country).
From Amazon: "Despite fueling a century of American progress, the people at the heart of coal country are being left behind, suffering from unemployment, the opioid epidemic, and environmental crises often at greater rates than anywhere else in the country. But what if Appalachia’s troubles are just a taste of what the future holds for all of us?
Appalachian Fall tells the captivating true story of coal communities on the leading edge of change. A group of local reporters known as the Ohio Valley ReSource shares the real-world impact these changes have had on what was once the heart and soul of America."
We'll post the Zoom links closer to time. But, in the meantime, hope you can find these at your local library and start reading. We've missed you this past year and can't wait to spend some time together again.