It was such an honor to have Frances Mayes join us last month via Face Time. I sat back and looked at all our members leaning in to listen to her every word and I just was in awe. To think I started this book club over a year ago to help me become a book lover so that I’d spend less time watching television, and now 70 members later we are in my living room with best selling authors — is mind blowing! I am just so thankful and excited. I want to share it with everyone.
Our selection this month is Clock Dance by Anne Tyler.
Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother’s sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in 2017, she yearns to be a grandmother but isn’t sure she ever will be. Then, one day, Willa receives a startling phone call from a stranger. Without fully understanding why, she flies across the country to Baltimore to look after a young woman she’s never met, her nine-year-old daughter, and their dog, Airplane. This impulsive decision will lead Willa into uncharted territory–surrounded by eccentric neighbors who treat each other like family, she finds solace and fulfillment in unexpected places. A bewitching novel of hope and transformation, Clock Dance gives us Anne Tyler at the height of her powers.
Join us on Wednesday, September 26 at 7 p.m. for sips, snacks and discussion. If you are new to our book club, you can sign up for free through Book Movement. To set up your free account use this special invitation code to join Mrs. Twist Reads This. You’ll receive email notifications from me, preview what we are reading, what’s in our queue and create your own library of reads. Even if you are not local to Fort Worth, you can still read with us. Friends are always welcome.