Sunday, August 22, 2010

the author and the cellist

this time around, since all of us would be in woody point for the writer's festival this week, our little book club wanted to read a book by one of the authors who would be there reading. we chose stephen galloway's "cellist of sarajevo" - a gripping book that leads you into the siege of sarajevo and into the minds of the inhabitants who survived it. catherine wonderfully arranged for diederick van dijk (who was in the park playing with the gros morne summer music fesival) to come and play albinoni's adagio for us - the music that the novel swirls around. and at the last minute stephen galloway also agreed to come. and so, on a warm summer evening, in a room jutting out into the ocean, with the mountains surrounding us, wonderful food and company, we experienced the ultimate book club meeting. and we shared it with another local little book club. pure magic.


Shammickite said...

I've just added it to my list of "must reads".

Brenda said...

Pure magic indeed! What a wonderful meeting it must have been.