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31 Oct 2019 4:43 PM | Anonymous

We had another successful and fun meeting of the Book Club on October 28.  Thanks to Margie Wood for hosting and providing the yummy appetizers and to Mary Alice Blackburn for leading the discussion on Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.  CSOC's Book Club was started in January, 2017 and since that time,  we've read and discussed 30 books.  CSOC book selections for the next several months are:

November 25, 2019

Host – Beverly Kradel - Azalea Lakes Community, 3943 Gladiola Ct., Unit #104, Myrtle Beach (843) 455-6556

Discussion Leader – Jeanne Coco – (Backup is Elena Moglia)

The Only Woman in the Room – Marie Benedict

She possessed a stunning beauty.  She also possessed a stunning mind.  Could the world handle both?  Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer.  Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich’s plans while at her husband’s side, understanding more than anyone would guess.  She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood, where she became screen star, Hedy Lamarr.  But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage, she was a scientist.  And she knew a few secrets about the enemy.  She had an idea that it might help the country fight the Nazis if anyone would listen to her.  A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication.


January 27, 2020

Host – Faith Campbell - 1228 Ambling Way Dr., Myrtle Beach - (843) 455-0606

Discussion Leader - Judy Bledsoe

The Incredible Life of Sam Hell – Robert Dugoni

A novel that, if it doesn’t cross entirely over into John Irving territory, certainly nestles in close to the border.”  Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes.  Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism.  Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered, buoyed by his mother’s devout faith, his father’s practical wisdom, and his two other misfit friends.  Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design, especially not the tragedy that caused him to turn his back on his friends, his hometown, and the life he’d always known.  Running from the pain, eyes closed, served little purpose.  Now, as he looks back on his life, Sam embarks on a journey that will take him halfway around the world.  This time, his eyes are wide open, bringing into clear view what changed him, defined him, and made him so afraid, until he can finally see what truly matters.

Enjoy the read,

Peggy Christie

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