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Hestia Book Club

  • 28812 125th Place Southwest Vashon, WA, 98070 (map)
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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!

Earlier Event: November 3
Serene Saturdays
Later Event: November 11
Sunday Conversations