Dayspring Book Club will meet on Wednesday September 2 at 6:30pm. If you would like to join the group, please email Beth for more information.
Our summer read is “Barkskins” by Annie Proulx.
Here’s a bit from Good Reads:
In the late seventeenth century two penniless young Frenchmen, René Sel and Charles Duquet, arrive in New France. Bound to a feudal lord, a “seigneur,” for three years in exchange for land, they become wood-cutters—barkskins. René suffers extraordinary hardship, oppressed by the forest he is charged with clearing. He is forced to marry a Mi’kmaw woman and their descendants live trapped between two inimical cultures. But Duquet, crafty and ruthless, runs away from the seigneur, becomes a fur trader, then sets up a timber business.
Proulx tells the stories of the descendants of Sel and Duquet over three hundred years—their travels across North America, to Europe, China, and New Zealand, under stunningly brutal conditions—the revenge of rivals, accidents, pestilence, Indian attacks, and cultural annihilation.
She’s also written “Brokeback Mountain” and won the Pulitzer for The Shipping News. “Barkskins” was also a recent mini-series, so if you enjoyed that give the book a chance and join us on September 2.
Please email Beth for more information.