The book club was held at Evelyn Cormier’s house this month. Evelyn, Donnie Rett and Ruth Kuftin were in attendance to discuss “House Rules” by Jodi Piccoult. The book is discussion of a young man with Asperger’s (a form of autism) who is accused of murder and how his family deals with the Aspergers and the court case. The family has many complex and overlying issues, and the final resolution of the case is quite interesting.
The group shared each person’s experiences with autistism, and felt that Picoult gave an accurate picture and portrayal of how this can affect each person in a family.
The book for January is Alice Hoffman’s “The Probable Future” and the discussion will be held at Jo Murdach’s. This book is a wonderful discussion of three strong and individual generations of women in a family. The book for February is “Work Song” by Ivan Doig. It’s a Montana setting, as was his previous “Whistling Season.” The location for this is still to be determined.