Virtual Summer ‘Quick Reads’ Book Group

Virtual Summer ‘Quick Reads’ Book Group Returns, Featuring a Discussion of Waiting for Eden, moderated by Esther Bushell

Our virtual summer book group got off to a wonderful start last month. Next up: a discussion of Elliot Ackerman’s Waiting for Eden. Part mystery, part thriller, part unconventional love story, this novel explores with gravity and sensitivity the profound questions of love and fidelity, duty and honor, and how one creates a life worth living. This short book is less than 200 pages. A certified bioethicist will co-moderate with Esther Bushell, and offer her perspective about the issues raised.

Esther Bushell (pictured below) taught English at Greenwich High School, and when she retired in 2003, she created Literary Matters and began a second career as a book group facilitator. Literary Matters also hosts book events for authors such as E.L. Doctorow, David Brooks, Jim Lehrer, Nicholas Kristof, Jon Meacham, Lori Gottlieb, and Tara Westover.

Wednesday, July 29
7:30pm – 8:30pm

The session will be held virtually on Zoom. A meeting link and password will be emailed the day before to all enrollees. Copies of the book or audiobook may be ordered through Barrett Bookstore.

Ticket price: $15 DCA members/$20 public

To support the DCA and events like this, please contribute if you can when you register.

Register online by Monday, July 27, or contact the DCA at 203-655-9050 extension 10. Enrollment limited to the first 24 people.

Virtual Summer ‘Quick Reads’ Book Group Featuring a Discussion of The All of It, moderated by Esther Bushell

The session was held virtually on Zoom.

Jeannette Haien’s award-winning first novel, The All of It, relates the seemingly simple tale of a parishioner confiding in her priest, but the tangled confession brings secrets to light that provoke a moral quandary not only for the clergyman but also for the reader.  This short book (145 pages) has both the power and resonance of myth.