HESTIA BOOK CLUB
November Book: Ahabs Wife by Sena Jeter Nasland
How one feels about this book depends on how seriously one takes the pursuit of happiness -- as opposed to, say, the pursuit of a large white whale. In 'Ahab's Wife, Sena Jeter Naslund has taken less than a paragraph's worth of references to the captain's young wife from Herman Melville's ''Moby-Dick'' and fashioned from this slender rib not only a woman but an entire world. That world is a looking-glass version of Melville's fictional seafaring one, ruled by compassion as the other is by obsession, with a heroine who is as much a believer in social justice as the famous hero is in vengeance.
We meet the first Wednesday of the month, September through June.
Our book club evenings go something like this:
7:00-7:30pm Connecting, time for drinks/food
7:30-8:30pm Book discussion
8:30-9:00pm Logistics (selecting the next book and planning the next meeting)
Join us for a fun evening!