On June 17, the Camden Point Adult Book Club will be discussing The Good Father by Noah Hawley.
Dr. Paul Allen is trying to figure out if his 20-year-old son, Daniel, shot and killed a presidential hopeful. Convinced of his son’s innocence, Paul begins to trace his steps to see where Daniel, or perhaps Paul, went wrong. So begins a harrowing journey about the responsibilities of being a parent and the capacity for unconditional love in the face of an unthinkable situation.
My book group has a tradition. Every December, we read and discuss a classic novel. I have to admit that without the inspiration of my fellow librophiles, it wouldn’t have occurred to me to dust one off.
I’m not a Jane Austen fan. Don’t tell anyone, but I don’t even watch Downton Abbey. My attitude used to be, why take the time to read something written fifty or two hundred years ago? New, exciting titles come out every day. Read something that’s "good for me"? Voluntarily? Who has time for that?