We have always been an eclectic group of readers, going from a book about slavery in America, to life in Paris for artists living and painting there 1900-1910, and now English writer Margaret Drabble’s The Dark Flood Rises, a “beautiful rumination on what it means to grow old,” as a NYT reviewer put it.
Fran, her main character, is in her seventies and travels frequently for work, observing and reporting on homes for the elderly across the country, a job she enjoys because it gives her a chance to travel around her country. The book follows her and her family and friends for two months, observing the manner with which Fran and her wider circle deal, or fail to deal, with the indignities and infirmity of old age. What may keep us reading is to discover what “the dark flood” is.
We invite all to read the book and join our discussion on Thursday, March 8, at 7:00 pm in the church lounge.