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Book Club meeting at Kailua-Kona Library (July 19)

WHEN: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, July 19

This month’s selection is Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. Wolf Hall takes a slice of Tudor history and allows the reader to view it through the eyes of Thomas Cromwell, who rose through life from his origins as the son of a blacksmith to become the chief minister of King Henry VIII. Henry VIII’s challenge to the church’s power with his desire to divorce his queen and marry Anne Boleyn set off a tidal wave of religious, political and social turmoil that reverberated throughout 16th-century Europe.

Mantel sets out to describe a tumultuous period in English history, not by focusing on the main event – Henry and Anne – but by showing the struggle faced by those more behind the scenes.

Join us for a lively discussion and light refreshments. New members are welcome.

There will be no meeting in August. The Book Club will resume in September to discuss The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

2 Responses to “Book Club meeting at Kailua-Kona Library (July 19)”

  1. Aloha, Can you put me in touch with officials of the local book clubs that have meetings in your library? I have recently completed a work of historical fiction dealing with ancient Polynesian mariners that would have a definate interest among your local population.

    Mahalo
    Palolo Bob

  2. Karin says:

    Bob,
    Try calling the Friends of the Library, Kona folks at 322-0077.
    You might also want to get in touch with Kona Stories Book Shop. Call Brenda or Joy at 808-324-0350
    Hope that helps.
    Karin

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