Bayside Book Club members have interesting reading, stimulating discussions and delicious desserts at meetings
Some members of Bayside Book Club, seated from left, Jean Turner and DeLauris Hopper, and standing, from left, Maggie Hall, Marbury Buckhaults, Kathy Degnan and Betty Fowler (Photo courtesy of Betty Fowler)
The Bayside Book Club meets each 3rd Thursday, 6 p.m. at Parkway Branch Library on Dauphin Island Parkway. Their goal is to read a pre-selected book that all agree on, then discuss it at the next meeting.
They usually have coffee and light refreshments, but at their March meeting, they went a step forward. They'd been reading Jan Karon's novels about the fictional town of Mitford. And one of the club members, Maggie Hall, using instructions in the novels, baked--from scratch--Esther's Orange Marmalade Cake, a hit with her co-readers.
Not all book choices lend themselves to the creation of elegant desserts, however. The March selection was "High Lonesome" by Louis L'Amour. and readers had a great discussion on both the author and the book, according to member Betty Fowler.
At the April 16 meeting, the selection is "The Complete Stories of Truman Capote"--Cover image for The Complete Stories of Truman Capote / introduction by Reynolds Price (call Fowler at 476-2600 for details or clarification.)
Choices for future meetings are "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho in May; "What Alice Forgot" by Liane Moriority, June and "Jerry Lee Lewis in His Own Words" by Rick Bragg in July.
New members are always welcome. Call Fowler for other information.