As you know by now, our Summer 2023 RWU selection is The Seven Moons of…
It’s my turn this time to wrap up our Spring 2023 book discussion, Trespasses by Louise Kennedy.
We had a fine time last Tuesday night discussing this book. Our icebreaker question, posed by Kym as always, was to tell everyone our favorite summer time treat. And boy did everyone deliver, from lobster rolls to fried clams, ice cream to Negronis to daiquiris. I even learned about a treat I’d never heard of . . . water ice.
We then moved into the meat of our time together, discussing the book from many different viewpoints and backgrounds. There were many comparisons to Milkman and Say Nothing. There was talk about the confusion of the time, how hard it was to take sides, and the vulnerability someone would have to project to take a stand with both enemies and friends. We talked about art and how it can help us understand things that are difficult. We talked about overstepping boundaries, taking risks, and what we thought about the ending.
It was, as always, a great gathering of friends who may not always agree but who are always respectful and interested in what everyone has to say.