The first Lexington Kindly Kentucky book club was a success! In case you missed the details, we read All the Light We Cannot See. It was a heavier and lengthier read but really enjoyable. I've always enjoyed reading historical fiction and WWII books in particular. Told from the perspectives of an orphaned German boy and a blind French girl, the story was different from many other books set during WWII. The storytelling was beautiful and everyone agreed that the end was surprising (although some liked it better than others). Sarah's Key is another favorite book with a unique perspective from this time period if you've read All the Light We Cannot See and are looking for another good one.
The next book we'll read is The Handmaid's Tale. We'll meet on Wednesday, August 31 at 6:00 PM. Please either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, fill out a contact form on our "Contact Us" page, or send us a message on Facebook to let us know if you are interested in joining us on August 31, and we'll share the location details with you. Here's a little synopsis of the book from Goodreads:
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now...
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