The FLC Library Committee
Discussion Book: The Unseen, by Roy Jacobsen
April 27, 7:00 pm on Zoom
Discussion Leader: Knut Aagaard
In The Unseen, Norwegian novelist Roy Jacobsen creates a family that lives an almost primordial life in a personal Eden. The Barrøy family are the island
upon which they live—without the land and sea to work upon, the Barrøys would simply not be the Barrøys. The structure of the novel speaks to this
connection between person and place.
Nobody can leave an island. An island is a cosmos in a nutshell, where the stars slumber in the grass beneath the snow. But occasionally someone tries...
Ingrid Barrøy is born on an island that bears her name - a holdfast for a single family, their livestock, their crops, their hopes and dreams.Island life is hard, a
living scratched from the dirt or trawled from the sea, so when Ingrid comes of age, she is sent to the mainland to work for one of the wealthy families on the coast.
But Norway, too, is waking up to a wider world, a modern world that is capricious and can be cruel. Tragedy strikes, and Ingrid must fight to protect the home she
thought she had left behind. Knut Aagaard will serve as the discussion leader.
Questions to Clint Bastin (Book Club Coordinator) or Roger Steinke. Copy of book is available on table outside the library. The zoom link will be sent on March 22.
Happy Birthday to First Lutheran Church!
Share Your Pandemic Story presentation by Linda Siebert in honor of FLC’s 135th birthday will be shown live at church, in April or May when the FLC council guidelines permit small in-person gatherings. Stay tuned for more info!
Card Shower for Trudy Eichelsdoerfer!
Please help the Library Committee shower longtime member, Trudy with 100 birthday cards for her 100th Birthday on April 1.
Trudy and her family joined FLC in 1964, and she has been an active member for almost 60 years! Trudy taught Sunday school, confirmation, and as a professional librarian, she volunteered as FLC’s librarian for more than 33 years. In 1986, FLC’s centennial, Trudy researched, updated, and authored the church’s 100 year history. Twenty-five years later, in 2011 Trudy updated the book for FLC’s 125 year anniversary.
Trudy’s address is in the church directory. Please direct questions to the FLC Library Committee: Linda Siebert, Ann Aagaard, Donna Gilbery, Marilyn Sides and Katie Pyne.
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