The MacGregor Downs Country Club Book Club in Cary has been meeting since 2006, says club member Debbie Fox.
Tell us about your club. We meet every six weeks and typically have 20-25 ladies attending. Members volunteer to choose the books and lead the discussion, and we meet at the country club on Thursday evenings. We have dinner and then discuss the book. Over the years we have been very fortunate to have several authors, including Amanda Lamb, Ben Fountain, Garth Stein and John Shors, join us either in person or via the phone for our discussions.
What are you reading now? “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd
What is your club’s favorite book? “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein, “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, “Serena” by Ron Rash, and “Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk” by Ben Fountain
What’s unique about your club? The book club started as an opportunity for women to socialize at MacGregor Downs Country Club. A club member volunteered to coordinate all the details and facilitate the meetings. Bound together by a love of reading, we are a diverse group of women from our early 30s to mid-80s. Our discussions are lively and reflect our different backgrounds and professions. Wonderful friendships have formed over the years as we have bonded over our mutual love of books
The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd
Penguin Books, 384 pages