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.