Saturday, January 29, 2011

Banister Book Group

Tuesday, February 22 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell.

"I suppose I ought to warn you at the outset that my present circumstances are puzzling, even to me. Nevertheless, I am sure of this much: My little story has become your history. You won't really understand your times until you understand mine."

So begins the account of Agnes Shanklin, the charmingly diffident narrator of Mary Doria Russell's compelling new novel, Dreamers of the Day. And what is Miss Shanklin's "little story?" Nothing less than the creation of the modern Middle East at the 1921 Cairo Peace Conference, where Winston Churchill, T. E. Lawrence, and Lady Gertrude Bell met to decide the fate of the Arab world–and of our own.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Ironic how timely this book is!!! Can't wait to hear the discussion. :)