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Death Comes for the Archbishop
June 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Description from Penguin/Random House by A. S. Byatt
Willa Cather’s story of the missionary priest Father Jean Marie Latour and his work of faith in the wilderness of the Southwest is told with a spare but sensuous directness and profound artistry. When Latour arrives in 1851 in the territory of New Mexico, newly acquired by the United States, what he finds is a vast desert region of red hills and tortured arroyos that is American by law but Mexican and Indian in custom and belief. Over the next four decades, Latour works gently and tirelessly to spread his faith and to build a soaring cathedral out of the local golden rock—while contending with unforgiving terrain, derelict and sometimes rebellious priests, and his own loneliness.
The Senior Pride Book Club meets every third Wednesday of the month from 2:00 to 3:30. We are meeting virtually during the COVID pandemic.
Discussion leader R. Scott Johnson