College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Sally Alexander's Book Club

Return home to Holton!

Join Sally Colclough Alexander '51 and fellow alumnae for wine, cheese, and conversation!

Thursday, May 31

7:00 p.m.

Father's Club Lounge Conference Room

For our May meeting, we will be reading The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Kindly RSVP to Advancement Associate for Special Events Courtney Bowers, 301-767-2388

A special message from Sally:


At our last meeting I said that when you read Ishiguro, you would swear he is an Englishman, which was a stupid thing to say, because of course he is. He was born in Nagasaki and came to England when he was five in the late fifties, or perhaps '60. When we read Murakami's Norwegian Wood, a great deal of our profitable discussion included the implications of the closeness of the lives of various characters to the end of World War II. We may find reason to see Ishiguro's roots in this book. However, the (sometimes unreliable) narrator is the butler to an English lord before World War II. I hope sometime you might want to read one of his novels set in Japan, but this is his most important, I think. In 2017 Ishiguro received the Nobel Prize for Literature.