With our gathering to be held in the Robson Community Room at 2:00pm, the last book selection for 2021 is by Nobel Prize winning author José Saramago of Portugal. From goodreads.com - "A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" that spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations, and assaulting women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides her charges—among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears—through the barren streets, and their procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. As Blindness reclaims the age-old story of a plague, it evokes the vivid and trembling horrors of the twentieth century, leaving readers with a powerful vision of the human spirit that's bound both by weakness and exhilarating strength."
New participants are welcome but at this time we are not able to secure any more hard copies of the book so you would be responsible for finding your own or an e-book or audiobook. You are still welcome to join the discussion!
Contact Lyanne Lynch if you are interested in being a part of this interesting and fun group at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-622-5487.