Westminster Book Club

Book Club to Discuss A Tale for the Time Being in December


The Westminster Book Club has chosen the novel A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki for discussion at its December 6 meeting.  This best-selling novel begins with the discovery of a Hello Kitty lunchbox, washed ashore on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest following Japan’s 2011 tsunami. Inside the lunchbox is the diary of 16-year-old Japanese girl, Nao. Ruth, the finder of these items, begins to read the diary and is quickly drawn into the mystery of Nao’s fate. At once both humorous and tragic, this is a delightfully tantalizing read.


“Masterfully woven... Entwining Japanese language with WWII history, pop culture with Proust, Zen with quantum mechanics, Ozeki alternates between the voices of two women to produce a spellbinding tale.” – O, The Oprah Magazine


All readers are welcome to join the Book Club on Wednesday, December 6, at 6:30 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge.  While supplies last, books from the public library’s book discussion set are available for check-out in the church office.  You may also borrow, download or purchase the book on your own. 

 For more information, contact Jan Davison.




The Westminster Book Club began a few years ago as one of the adult classes on Wednesday evenings.  The Book Club continues to meet during Westminster 242 on the first Wednesday of each month, but it doesn't end when the program year ends -- the Book Club meets year-round.  The group, which currently has about 15-20 active members, gathers at 6:30 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge.

 Books from the Public Library's Book Discussion sets are used, however, readers are also welcome to download, borrow or purchase the books on their own.  Book selections include non-fiction, fiction, memoirs, historical novels, biographies and more.

Book Club members enjoy lively discussion while strengthening the bonds of fellowship and friendship.  All readers are welcome!  

For more information, contact Jan Davison