A book club is a great way to share books and ideas as well as just get out and relax for an evening. Here are some ideas on how to host a book club meeting for “The Peach Keeper” by Sarah Addison Allen.
In order to have a great party you must have great atmosphere, drinks, food, and discussion. I’ve included everything you need such as an exceprt, discussion questions, recipes and more!
Willa Jackson is a woman in her thirties living a quiet life in her southern hometown. She tries to live the “right” kind of life that she believes are the desires of her father and grandmother after she seemingly disappoints them by getting caught as her high schools secret prankster.
Paxton Osgood also strives to live up to the desires of her prominent family. She makes lists to try to maintain control. She is now working hard to restore a once beautiful mansion which was previously owned by Willa’s family but lost in the 1930s.
They meet by chance but they are bound together by the past and a powerful secret.. As their friendship deepens, these buried secrets start pushing to the surface, demanding to be told. In these revelations comes understanding, acceptance, and a new idea of what life, friendship, and love is all about.
The book is as quaint, charming, and full of secrets as the Southern town it takes place in. It is an easy read but has the power to deeply affect it’s reader as it makes us look at the strength of women, friendships, and love. It is a typical “chick-lit” book but don’t let that put you off, there is such beautiful prose as well as some very profound observations and lessons about human nature.
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Here is a little taste of “The Peach Keeper”
Here are some great quotes from “The Peach Keeper!”
Book Club Discussion
5. One of the themes in this book is how our roots affect us. How do your roots affect you? Do you think your roots held you back or
propelled you forward? Have you stayed close to your roots or have you moved away from them?