Please join us for a discussion of The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, led by Lizzie Matkowski.
Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. By all rights their paths should never cross, but Achilles takes the shamed prince as his friend, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine their bond blossoms into something deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles’ mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But then word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus journeys with Achilles to Troy, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.
Profoundly moving and breathtakingly original, this rendering of the epic Trojan War is a dazzling feat of the imagination, a devastating love story, and an almighty battle between gods and kings, peace and glory, immortal fame and the human heart.
-Summary courtesy of Goodreads.
The discussion will be held:
Wednesday, May 20th, 2-4 p.m.
RSVP to Lizzie Matkowski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
As always, discussion of the book includes a nuts-and-bolts session devoted to sharing practical solutions to the problems and concerns of book discussion leaders. Margita Lidaka will lead the discussion on our next leadership topic:
Discussion Balance & Basics: How to prevent one person from dominating the discussion, getting reserved people to talk more, and keeping the discussion about the book. .
Also, remember that you can always bring any problems or concerns you have with your group, no matter the topic, so we can all help each other.
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