GMAHS History Readers Book Club
Do you love reading historic novels? Then join the GMAHS History Readers Book Club! Our club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Promont at 6:30 pm. The current lineup of books include:
November 3, 2020
Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
Falling Angels follows the fortunes of two families in the emerging years of the twentieth century in England, while the Queen’s death reverberates through a changing nation. Told through a variety of shifting perspectives – wives and husbands, friends and lovers, masters and their servants, and a gravedigger’s son – Falling Angels is graces with the luminous imagery that distinguished Girl With a Pear Earring. This book is another dazzling tour de force from this “master of voices”.
December 1, 2020
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869, Little Women is a novel that follows the lives of four sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March. It details their passage from childhood to womanhood, and is loosely based on Alcott’s own life with her three sisters. The novel addresses three major themes: domesticity, work, and true love, all of them interdependent and each necessary to the achievement of its heroine’s individual identity.”