Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cora's Pick - August

"Driven" by Larry H. Miller

For August, Cora picked Larry Miller's autobiography. It was surprising for most people to learn so much about his personal life. He's been such a part of Utah's history, with the Jazz, car dealerships, Jordan Commons, Trax, and little did we all know where he came from. Everyone seemed so inspired by how driven he was throughout his life and the sad childhood he grew up from.

Stacy loved when he admitted he wasn't the best husband or father and she totally appreciated that he owned up to that.
Machelle loved the picture at the end of the book with Larry's wife laying next to him and you could just tell how much she loved him.

Cora had a beautiful table spread with a delicious chocolate cake and a yummy fruit drink served in tall stemmed glasses. It was beautiful and such a fun night of catching up and sharing. We had a few people not in attendance and we totally missed you! Candace shared what has been going on with our beloved "fresh and fancy"Julie and we have to say we hope you get feeling better soon and our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you.

Next month: Angela chose "The Heretic's Daughter" by Kathleen Kent. It got "ooes" and "awes" as Angela explained it is set during the Salem Witch Trials. Can't wait to read it!!

Kirsten's Pick - July

"Sarah's Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay.

Everyone seemed to enjoy this book. We had a great discussion on a lot of World War II stories. Kathryn and Machelle told stories from their times in Europe. Kathryn described the concentration camp memorial and the feelings and emotions she felt while visiting.

This book was a sad and emotional story, but a great tribute to those families affected by the Vel' d-Hiv round up in Paris in 1942. We were all amazed at what men can do to other people and how thankful we are to live where we do.