Tuesday, September 2, 2014

What Are Your Reactions to REMARKABLE CREATURES by Tracy Chevalier?

What were your reactions to Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier?

We will be discussing the book at our next meeting, Monday, September 8, at Noon, at DCLC, 2217 Providence Avenue, Chester PA 19013.

All are welcome.

Warning:  Comments may contain spoilers.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this book particularly to think back to the times when women could not freely walk on streets "unaccompanied." Also when if you were poor you were sent to "workhouses." Watching "Call the Midwife" on PBS also touches upon those times. Another aspect is that a woman needed to "bring money into" a marriage otherwise she wouldn't be able to marry at all. We are all subject to the quirky accident of our birth circumstances that are out of our control, so that's too bad.

    I liked the story about the women's friendships, and have also been so mad at a close girlfriend we stopped talking. It's fairly common I think that friendships outgrow themselves. I think Mary had more freedom because she did not care so much what people thought of her. (Q4) I did not really understand the issue of religion versus fossils (Q5-6) Men are still taking credit for actions of women (Q7 men as collectors, women as hunters) no change there. Women in those days seem to have been SO powerless to correct their conditions.

    I read Girl with the Pearl Earring by this author and saw the fabulous movie starring a younger Scarlett Johansen. Both good. This was really a great book. Enjoyed it and miss you all. I am sure I would learn and benefit greatly from the group discussion because there are often matters that just go over my head.



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