Seven of us gathered this past Thursday for our first lunch-time book club discussion of Circling the Sun.  Whilst the overall response to the book was lukewarm, the discussion was lively and our interest in the life of Beryl Markham was piqued.  In addition, our lunch from Cold Mountain Cafe was a welcome treat.  We decided to meet next month on St. Patrick’s day at noon to discuss My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante and translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.  The New Yorker review, “Women on the Verge,” by James Wood, typically wordy and sending me to the dictionary several times, will whet your appetite for not just this recent work, but her earlier novels as well.  Join us on the 17th!