Book Discussion Group (FHR)

Date(s) - Oct 03, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

First Unitarian Church of Honolulu

On Wednesday October 3rd @ 7pm in Fred Harper Room – We will discuss The Songs of Trees (Stories from Nature’s Great Connector) by David George Haskell. “Here is a book to nourish the spirit. The Songs of Trees is a powerful argument against the ways in which humankind has severed the very biological networks that give us our place in the world. Listen as David Haskell takes his stethoscope to the heart of nature – and discover the poetry and music contained within.”

— Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees


On Wednesday November 7th @ 7pm in Fred Harper Room – We will discuss The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories which contains ten of Hemingway’s most acclaimed and popular works of short fiction. Selected from Winner Take Nothing, Men Without Women, and The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories, this collection includes “The Killers,” the first of Hemingway’s mature stories to be accepted by an American periodical; the autobiographical “Fathers and Sons,” which alludes, for the first time in Hemingway’s career, to his father’s suicide; “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” a “brilliant fusion of personal observation, heresay, and invention,” wrote Hemingway’s biographer, Carlos Baker; and the title story itself, of which Hemingway said: “I put all the true stuff in,” with enough material, he boasted, to fill four novels. Beautiful in their simplicity, startling in their originality, and unsurpassed in their craftsmanship, the stories in this volume highlight one of America’s master storytellers at the top of his form.

— from back cover description