St. Paul's Book Group resumes Tuesday, January 26, at 1pm reading The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich. Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant prose, sly humor, and depth of feeling of a master craftsman.
In The Night Watchman, Louise Erdrich creates a fictional world populated with memorable characters who are forced to grapple with the worst and best impulses of human nature. Illuminating the loves and lives, the desires and ambitions of these characters with compassion, wit, and intelligence, The Night Watchman is a majestic work of fiction from this revered cultural treasure.
We will be meeting for six Tuesdays (January 26-March 3) from 1pm - 2pm.
Reading Schedule (note the book does not have numbered chapters)
January 26: Chapters 1-13
February 2: Chapters 14-29
February 9: Chapters 29-44
February 16: Chapters45-60
February 22: Chapters 61-78
March 3: Chapters79- 97
You can access the zoom meeting here, and the passcode is book.