Settling into the Orchestra Pit : Gabrielle, Ros, Mary, Lynette, Heidi, Sharon, Trish, Sandra
Tuning up elsewhere : Heather, Catherine, Ann
Business : Sharon and Ros’s books were assigned to Oct and Nov 2017 respectively. Just need to assign Heather and Ann’s books to Dec 2017 and Feb 2018. Perhaps next meeting? See here for the updated reading list.
Discussion : This book was well-received with most of us having enjoyed both the story and the writing of it. We could identify with the characters who were just trying to live a ‘normal’ life in very straightened circumstances where even going to work, or collecting water was putting your life in danger.
Discussion also took us to modern-day comparisons between the world doing nothing and ’empathy fatigue’ during the Siege of Sarajevo and the present situations in Syria and Somalia/east Africa.
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway scored 4.1
Next meeting : The Vintner’s Luck by Elizabeth Knox at Mary’s new house (will email the address). Mary will do all the catering.