Book Club Selection For March: The Book of Dun Cow

March 5, 2011  

Please join us in March when we will be reading The Book of Dun Cow, by Walter Wangerin Jr. (256 pages). Wangerin’s profound fantasy concerns a time when the sun turned around the earth and the animals could speak, when Chauntecleer the Rooster ruled over a more or less peaceful kingdom. What the animals did not know was that they were the Keepers of Wyrm, monster of evil long imprisoned beneath the earth … and Wyrm, sub terra, was breaking free.

This story of good vs. evil is as relevant today as twenty-five years ago when Walter Wangerin Jr. received the National Book Award for The Book of the Dun Cow. His other books include The Book of God, Ragman and Other Cries of Faith, and Miz Lil and the Chronicles of Grace.

We have a wonderful group of members who enjoy reading and then coming together for a discussion of the book of the month. What makes our discussions so interesting is that each of us looks at the reading through own lens and life experience enabling us to bring a unique viewpoint to the group.We welcome anyone who would like to become a part of the discussion – even if it is just for that one book that piques your curiosity. Books chosen are available at the public library or you may purchase a copy on your own or through Sandra Hansen. Our next meeting is Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!