From the Novel Nine: Catching Up

To catch up and catch our breath … it’s been a while, and a lot has transpired … everywhere.

In early December, Novel Nine had a splendiferous Christmas gathering at which we exchanged gifts (books — what else?) and listened to Frederick Forsyth’s “The Shepherd,” narrated by Alan Maitland. It was a lovely and magical evening and a wonderful way to open the season’s festivities.

Due to a nasty cold, I missed the January meeting — reluctantly, because Novel Nine were discussing The Hours by Michael Cunningham and watching the movie as well. From what I understand, everyone thoroughly enjoyed both – that rare instance when the movie is almost as good as the book.


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