Book Club for Oct. 14, 2020

We will be reading The Flight Attendant, by Chris Bohjalian.

We are taking a slightly different approach to our October Book Club meeting with the goal of minimizing risk and ensuring everyone’s safety.

Our meeting will be on the morning of Wed., Oct. 14, from 10am to 11:30am. We will be meeting at Chris Bensons’ spacious backyard where she can accommodate 10-12 socially distanced people. We will not be using the house except for bathroom access.

Please wear a mask, bring your own outdoor chair and a personal drink. We will not be sharing food or drink.

Chris’s address is 1713 Amberlea Dr. S. In Dunedin. Entrance to her backyard is along the right side of the house.

RSVP to Sharon Grimshaw at, so we can track headcount. You must RSVP to attend.

Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She’s a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets. Afraid to call the police – she’s a single woman alone in a hotel room far from home – Cassie begins to lie. She lies as she joins the other flight attendants and pilots in the van. She lies on the way to Paris as she works the first class cabin. She lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate. Soon it’s too late to come clean-or face the truth about what really happened back in Dubai. Could she have killed him? If not, who did?

Set amid the captivating world of those whose lives unfold at forty thousand feet, The Flight Attendant unveils a spellbinding story of memory, of the giddy pleasures of alcohol and the devastating consequences of addiction, and of murder far from home.

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