May 22 - House of Silk

At our April 24th meeting, we discussed Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert.  Some of our group members liked the book and others did not.  Those that did liked the ideas of ways to incorporate creativity and beauty into our everyday lives.  Those that did not felt that the book was "for younger people."  Personally, I think that people can experience "big magic" at any age.  For refreshments, we had fruit and Raspberry-Rhurbarb Slab Pie.

Our next book group meeting will be a week earlier than usual due to the Memorial Day holiday.  We will meet on Monday, May 22nd at 3pm in the Turner Room.   We are reading House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz and copies are available for pickup in the library.  The discussion sheets are also available in the library or online.  

Summary: For the first time in its one-hundred-and-twenty-five-year history, the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate has authorized a new Sherlock Holmes novel.

Once again, THE GAME'S AFOOT...

London, 1890. 221B Baker St. A fine art dealer named Edmund Carstairs visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson to beg for their help. He is being menaced by a strange man in a flat cap - a wanted criminal who seems to have followed him all the way from America. In the days that follow, his home is robbed, his family is threatened. And then the first murder takes place.

Almost unwillingly, Holmes and Watson find themselves being drawn ever deeper into an international conspiracy connected to the teeming criminal underworld of Boston, the gaslit streets of London, opium dens and much, much more. And as they dig, they begin to hear the whispered phrase-the House of Silk-a mysterious entity that connects the highest levels of government to the deepest depths of criminality. Holmes begins to fear that he has uncovered a conspiracy that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of society.


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