Joy for Beginners, Kate
Our last chapter brings us back to Kate, who is facing her whitewater rafting challenge with her daughter Robin by her side. As with the other women portrayed in this book, Kate’s challenge is symbolic of her doubts and fears in life; her ability to find strength in carrying out the challenge allows her to release tightly held emotions and frees her to be more of herself.
Now that we have reached the end of our story, I am wondering what is your favorite take away from the book? Which character were you able to most relate to? Has the book inspired you to take on any challenges?
Congratulations to one of Glen Ivy’s favorite authors Erica Bauermeister – Joy for Beginners was chosen as one of the top ten books in women’s fiction for 2011 by Library Journal. As we blogged through Joy we each found pieces of ourselves and our lives reflected in the characters that we were reading about. For me, this book was not only a good read but an impetus for reflecting on life’s journey and the experiences and people we encounter on the path. Thank you, Erica, for blogging with us. We eagerly await your next book and hope that you’ll continue to visit our book club.
Our Winter Book Club selection will be announced in late December and we’ll begin blogging in January. Until then, happy reading!