Our book for the month of May was Year of Wonders, by Geraldine Brooks. Nine members were present for a great discussion of the novel, best described as an historical fiction about the bubonic plague.
Having not attended the meeting, I am not able to provide many details about the discussion. If you are interested in knowing more about the book, I would refer you to the author's website: www.geraldinebrooks.com/wonders.html. While you are there, be sure to read more about the author, who began a career in journalism before rethinking her future goals after being jailed for doing her job.
A previous book on our club's reading list was the novel, March, which was written by the same author, and many in the group found to be entertaining.