The Iñigo Book Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM in the Church Offices at 110 E. Madison St. The listing of each month’s books is below.
Please contact Theresa Chaklos at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
This year’s readings:
June The Rent Collector, Camron Wright Facilitator: Patti Vining
Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. They make their living scavenging recyclables from the trash. Life would be hard enough without the worry for their chronically ill child, Nisay, and the added expense of medicines that are not working. Just when things seem worst, Sang Ly learns a secret about the bad-tempered rent collector who comes demanding money – a secret that sets in motion a tide that will change the life of everyone it sweeps past. The Rent Collector is a story of hope, of one woman’s journey to save her son and another woman’s chance at redemption.
July No Meeting
August Barking to the Choir, Greg Boyle SJ Facilitator: Will Howard
In his first book, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, Gregory Boyle introduced us to Homeboy Industries, the largest gang-intervention program in the world. Now, after the successful expansion of Homeboy Industries, Boyle returns with Barking to the Choir to reveal how compassion is transforming the lives of gang members. In a nation deeply divided and plagued by poverty and violence, Barking to the Choir offers a snapshot into the challenges and joys of life on the margins. This book is guaranteed to shake up our ideas about God and about people with a glimpse at a world defined by more compassion and fewer barriers.
September Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier Facilitator: Bill Paznekas
Du Maurier called the 1938 novel “a study in jealousy.” The book sold ~3 million copies in its first 30 years and has never gone out of print. Set between the two world wars, the narrator is a young woman without family making her way as a female companion, going on to marriage becoming the second Mrs. de Winter – this is the only name given her in the book. The first Mrs. de Winter, Rebecca of the title, haunts the story and her memory is preserved by the malevolent housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers. The tale has its similarities to Jane Eyre and begins with one of the most notable sentences in literature, “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”
October Green Shadows/White Whale, Ray Bradbury Facilitator: Bll/Sue Paznekas
A novel of Bradbury’s adventures making Moby Dick with John Huston in Ireland.
November Planning Meeting
December No Meeting
January 2019 Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe Facilitator: Neil Kenney
First published in 1958, Things Fall Apart has never been out of print, has been translated into more than fifty languages, and sells in the hundreds of thousands every year bracket. Set at the turn of the nineteenth-twentieth centuries, the book is the story of one man’s encounter with a changing world—the “European scramble for Africa”– and the ensuing cultural conflicts. In telling the story of his protagonist and the history of what is today Nigeria, Achebe addresses subjects familiar to readers attempting to keep pace with the unprecedented changes of our time.