Book Club – July 12

The book club sponsored by the Utah Library for the Blind and Print Disabled will meet for our next discussion on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 2 p.m. (Mountain Time). This discussion will take place via Zoom. You can use your computer, or your phone to join the meeting. We will be discussing two books.


Down the River by Edward Abbey

Essays in which the author reflects on the state of America and the world. Some of the things Abbey loves are his family, bears, Henry Thoreau, Paul Horgan, and the West. Some of the things he does not like are the military in general and the MX in particular.

This book has a personal connection for Linda, whose father was a river running guide who knew the author.


To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

During summer visits to the Scottish coast, members of the Ramsey family reveal their personal challenges and innermost thoughts. Youngest child James must forfeit a yearned-for visit to the lighthouse. Ten years later, James, surviving family members, and former guests complete the long-delayed outing. Includes Eudora Welty’s 1981 foreword. 1927.

During our May discussion, Lisa said that Crossing to Safety reminded her of this book. Since we all enjoyed Crossing to Safety, we thought we ought to give this a try.

Image description: A rapid, white capped river flows between rocky banks. Pine trees grow on both sides of the river.

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