11 W Church St
Bethlehem, PA 18018
This meeting’s discussion will focus on the book TransAtlantic by Colum McCann.
TransAtlantic explores three iconic historical events thought the personal stories of the women caught up in the swells of history. Beginning with Irish housemaid Lily Duggan, who crosses paths with Frederick Douglass, the novel follows her daughter and granddaughter, Emily and Lottie, and culminates in the present-day story of Hannah Carson, in whom all the hopes and failures of previous generations live on. From the loughs of Ireland to the flatlands of Missouri and the windswept coast of Newfoundland, their journeys mirror the progress and shape of history. They each learn that even the most unassuming moments of grace have a way of rippling through time, space, and memory.
Please come having read the book and/or willing to contribute to the discussion.