Book Group

Quest for Knowledge

The Covenant Book Group has decided to meet every other month.  The next meeting is October 25.   THe book for this meeting will be “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio.  Wonder is a rare gem of a novel–beautifully written and populated by characters who linger in your memory and heart. August Pullman is a 10-year-old boy who likes Star Wars and Xbox, ordinary except for his jarring facial anomalies. Homeschooled all his life, August heads to public school for fifth grade and he is not the only one changed by the experience–something we learn about first-hand through the narratives of those who orbit his world. August’s internal dialogue and interactions with students and family ring true, and though remarkably courageous he comes across as a sweet, funny boy who wants the same things others want: friendship, understanding, and the freedom to be himself. “It is only with one’s heart that one can see clearly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

All are welcome at each of our gatherings at 7pm in the Parlor.  Each of the books are available through Amazon or our local bookstore, Copperfields.  Please join us, even if you haven’t read any particular book, the more the merrier!  Check the calendar for gathering dates.