The Warmth of Other Suns
I’m 100 pages into this book and ready to say that it is fabulous. Even the table of contents was a pleasure to read. I’ve already learned so much and felt so much. Don’t be put off by the length. Even if you haven’t finished the book by the time we meet, you’ll have plenty to say and be able to enjoy the discussion.
Thanks, Janet — my feelings exactly. If anybody else is just starting the book, don’t let it’s length intimidate you. It is such a good read and narrative history at its best. I’m beginning to believe that women, the more verbal sex, write the best narrative histories. I read this when it first came out and it is still resonating.
To the book clubbers…even it you haven’t finished this book, go to Wilkerson’s web site and listen to the interviews she has given. I listened to the NPR radio interview and then KQED 50 minute interview. Her insights are incredible and it really makes the research and the whole movement come alive. I especially liked her reactions when she found herself in Atlanta due to some business decisions. She brought out how much the migrants left behind and realized the strength of each one of these individual decisions. She also reflects on how much the South lost by the movement of these people and their descendents. This woman is a prmie example
Good reading…I know the book will bring up lots of issues.
Great suggestion, Donna. I’m so excited to see what others have to say about this powerful book. I’ll get an email out, but for all of you who drop into the site — see you tomorrow night!
Following Donna’s lead, I just finished watching a speech by Wilkerson at Yale. It’s too long for the meeting, but if you can take a look at it before you come, it should fire you up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyFUBPAZzqk Look for her picture and click away.
What a wonderful meeting! Your comments were so thoughtful and as always, I leave our meetings incredibly happy to be a part of this enthusiastic group of readers. See you next month.
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