Yesterday our book club met to discuss City of Thieves by David Benioff. Have I mentioned our book club is baby-friendly? Dax had a fun time discussing the book. Just kidding; he hung out with his cool Aunt Maggie who came to visit from Vanderbilt next door. Thanks, Aunt Maggie! The book is set in a stark and unforgiving landscape — Leningrad during WWII. Lev and Kolya go on a quest to find a dozen eggs for a colonel’s daughter’s wedding. If they find the eggs — a rarity during this cold, harsh winter war where literally everyone around them is starving — Lev and Kolya’s lives will be spared. You really must read it to find out what happens! I don’t want to spoil it for you. The writing is beautiful and image heavy, and we discussed how even in times of incredible cruelty, you can find beauty and peace.
Join us in February! Grab a copy of Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore, and join us for our discussion Sunday, February 22 at Atmalogy.