The next meeting of the Central St. Matthew Daytime Book Club will be at 10 am on Thursday, November 17 at 2410 Adams Street. All are welcome! For our meeting we will be reading Plainsong by Kent Haruf. The book is available at Amazon in Kindle and paperback and copies are available at both the New Orleans Public Library and the Jefferson Parish Library. Below is a citation for the National Book Award.
“Ambitious, but never seeming so, Kent Haruf reveals a whole community as he interweaves the stories of a pregnant high school girl, a lonely teacher, a pair of boys abandoned by their mother, and a couple of crusty bachelor farmers. From simple elements, Haruf achieves a novel of wisdom and grace–a narrative that builds in strength and feeling until, as in a choral chant, the voices in the book surround, transport, and lift the reader off the ground.”