Saturday, May 1, 2010

Book Club Meeting this Month!

Hey everyone!

Just a reminder that our book club meeting this month is May 20th at my house: 746 N Aspen Lakes Way (in the Rockbridge Subdivision). I'm thinking we'll have it at 8pm unless I hear from you all that you'd like it to be at a different time.

Here are some remarks regarding the book that I found and thought I'd share:

"Cry, the Beloved Country is a beautifully told and profoundly compassionate story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set in the troubled and changing South Africa of the 1940s. The book is written with such keen empathy and understanding that to read it is to share fully in the gravity of the characters' situations. It both touches your heart deeply and inspires a renewed faith in the dignity of mankind. Cry, the Beloved Country is a classic tale, passionately African, timeless and universal, and beyond all, selfless."

"Cry, the Beloved Country is set in this tense and fragile society, where the breathtaking beauty of the nation’s natural landscape is tainted by the fears of its people. And yet, the message of the novel is one of hope. Characters such as Stephen Kumalo, James Jarvis, and Theophilus Msimangu reveal a potential for goodness in humankind, and are able to defuse hatred, overcome fear, and take the first steps necessary for mending a broken nation."

"Cry the Beloved Country" is the deeply moving story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people riven by racial injustice. Remarkable for its contemporaneity, unforgettable for character and incident, "Cry, the Beloved Country" is a classic work of love and hope, courage and endurance, born of the dignity of man."

I hope you're all reading the book, but if you aren't, here's an option...

Not to tempt you away from the book (because I really hope you all will read it) but if you know for sure that you just can't/won't get the book read for the 20th, I own the movie on dvd I could lend out. That way you can still know the plot and participate in the discussion. It's a moving rendition of the book and has James Earl Jones as Kumalo. Let me know if you need to borrow it before we meet.


1 comment:

  1. Also, if you don't have the book, you can read it online at

    (then type in the title in the search bar and choose the first search result that comes up).