Wonder by Raquel J. Palacio December 7th at Ann’s

A lovely evening at Ann’s first bookclub hosting and our last bookclub of 2017! Everyone made it except Laura who is retiring December 12th and whose co-workers chose this evening to give her a leaving party… We are all very happy for Laura, but she was missed!!

Aside from Jeanne arriving late with the wine the evening the evening proceeded smoothly and with the usual animated discussions. The sandwiches (on amazing focaccia breads) with assorted mustard’s, homemade pickles and sweet potato fries were delicious and certainly provided sustenance for lively discussions.

This post will be added to as Ann is going to send some of the links for sites that she used when reading this book with her class.

From R.J. Palacio’s blog here are Mr. Brown’s Precepts:


“When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.”  —Dr. Wayne Dyer


“Your deeds are your monuments.”—Inscription on an Egyptian tomb


“Have no friends not equal to yourself.” —Confucious


“Fortune favors the bold.” Virgil


“No man is an island, entire of itself.” —John Donne


“It is better to know some of the questions than al of the answers.” —James Thurber


“Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.” —Blaise Pascal


“What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful.” —Sappho


“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.” —John Wesley’s Rule


“Just follow the day and reach for the sun!” —The Polyphonic Spree

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