BOOK DISCUSSION

November 20, 2014

 

Time                  11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 

Residence of:             Nandini Narvekar

                                   

 

Please note: the building is at the end of the HSBC lane                  

 

THE TESTAMENT OF MARY

 

Continuing with our exploration of books that endorse this year’s Indus theme, Celebrating Womanhood, we have chosen this extraordinary work because it’s main character has influenced the lives of women for centuries: Mary, the mother of Jesus.

 

“The Bible tells us little about the interior life of Jesus Christ’s mother. In this brave and thoughtful novella, Colm Toibin fills in the gaps….The Testament of Mary is an important and persuasive book: Toibin’s weary Mary, skeptical and grudging, reads as far more true and real than the saintly perpetual virgin of legend. …Toibin is a wonderful writer: as ever, his lyrical and moving prose is the real miracle.” Naomi Alderman, The Guardian.

Note: The Testament of Mary was shortlisted for the 2013 Booker Prize

 

Book for   January:         The Commoner, by John Burnham Schwartz

 

February:       The Garden of Evening Mists, by Tan Twan Eng

 

 

Vidya Srinivas                                                              Elizabeth Milne

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