Kingston Presbyterian Church, Kingston, New Jersey
4565 Route 27
PO Box 148
Kingston, NJ 08528
609-921-8895



The Book Group ~ Next Meeting 1/28/2021 at 12:15 PM on FreeConferenceCall.com.

What do you like to read?    Mystery * Intrigue * History

What do you like to read?    Mystery? Intrigue? History?

The Book Group welcomes new readers. If you want to ‘sample’ a  session, you are welcome to the next meeting on Thursday, January 28th at 12:15 p.m. using freeconferencecall.com. For details, leave a message on the church voice mail, 609-921-8895; or email kingstonpresnj@gmail.com.

The group normally meets on the 4th Thursday of each month. From the far reaches of space and time to a single journey across an undeveloped land, join the group and see where the next story takes you!
The most recent selection is The Beautiful Mystery: a Chief Inspector Gamache novel by Louise Penny. an The Giver of Stars by author, JoJo Moyes.

Summary ~ No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as “the beautiful mystery.”

But when the renowned choir director is murdered, the lock on the monastery’s massive wooden door is drawn back to admit Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Sûreté du Québec. There they discover disquiet beneath the silence, discord in the apparent harmony. One of the brothers, in this life of prayer and contemplation, has been contemplating murder. As the peace of the monastery crumbles, Gamache is forced to confront some of his own demons, as well as those roaming the remote corridors. Before finding the killer, before restoring peace, the Chief must first consider the divine, the human, and the cracks in between.

The Beautiful Mystery is the winner of the 2012 Agatha Award for best novel, the 2013 Anthony Award for best novel and the 2013 Macavity Award for best novel.

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