UC Book Club News

The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal is the December UC Book Club selection.  Dena Dillion will lead the discussion at this noon luncheon meeting scheduled Tuesday, December 12.

Three teenage boys go surfing and while driving home exhausted, the boys are involved in a fatal car accident on a deserted road.  Two of the boys are wearing seat belts, one goes through the windshield.  The physicians declare him brain-dead shortly after arriving at the hospital, but his heart is still beating.

The Heart takes place over the 24 hours surrounding the resulting heart transplant as life is taken from a young man and given to a women close to death.  This novel is an exploration notably of death but also of life, of humanity and fragility.  de Kerangal make a major contribution to both medicine and literature with this epic tale of grief, hope and survival.

 

Upcoming UC Book Club Selections:

January: Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

February: Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken

March: The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

April: Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill by Sonia Purnell

 

New UC members are always welcome to this monthly book club event.  For more information, contact Joanne Woodman, Chair.  Home: 499-1225   Cell: 216-402-7761

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