FROM LEFT: Madeleine Lav, Carol Backstrom, Janet Matson, Lois Violanti, Michelle Oetinger and Liz Levaro.

Our September selection for the Senior Village Book Club was “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen. We decided that once a year we would read a classic. Jane Austen was it! For some, it was the first time they read one of her novels.

A Victorian Tea was offered to complement our meeting by our discussion leader, Michelle Otinger. We had beautiful cups, napkins and plates. A selection of English teas and scones were provided.

Our discussion ranged from a ‘beautiful story’ to ‘really?’ No matter, our high energy offered comments, critiques and guffaws.

The Senior Village Book Club meets the third Thursday of every month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The books we read are determined by club members. For October, we will review “The Personal Librarian” by Marie Benedict and “Victoria Christopher Murray”, a story of a woman beyond her time and the choices she had to make in order to be recognized and succeed.

If you have an interest in the Senior Village Book Club, email Melanie Einbund at

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