The Twisted Sisters Book Club is a neighborhood group of 14 that has been meeting since 2007, according to club member Kay Jean Wilson.
When and where do you meet? We meet on the second Wednesday evening of each month, in our members’ homes. We alternate between books and bunko, so every other month we play bunko.
Tell us about your club. A committee of three meets for lunch to peruse varied interests at the beginning of the year. Members add suggestions as we go along. Two people hostess our meetings with a light meal and beverages (lots of wine and cocktails). Moderators volunteer and come prepared with format questions. Then usually, all hell breaks loose. Discussions are all over the map (maybe we should hold the wine until afterward?). Strangely, out of the chaos something profound usually emerges, and we are brought to some new understanding and thoughtfulness. Other times, just a lot of laughter.
What are you reading now? “Flight Behavior,” by Barbara Kingsolver
What is your club’s favorite book? “The Shack,” by William P. Young, was the most controversial.
What’s unique about your club? We all live in Bedford at Falls River, a varied group of women in our 50s and up, single, married, divorced and widowed. We have had guests whose life experiences match the book under discussion. For instance, “The Lost Wife,” by Alyson Richman, is a World War II story of Holocaust survivors. We had a Jewish guest who experienced being abandoned as a child during the Nazi regime. Another book, “Wonder,” by R.J. Palacio, about identity, appearance, acceptance and bullying, was moderated by a guest middle school teacher.
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