This month’s book, Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler, prompted a lively discussion with varying views which was reflected in the scoring which ranged from 4 to 8 out of 10. Most of us agreed it was well written with believable descriptions but some of us found relating to the main character difficult. The question for the main character, Delia, was ‘Am I valued in my marriage?’ Some of us described Delia’s journey to independence and a degree of self knowledge as fascinating, others tedious. One astute person commented that whether we enjoyed it or not, we discussed the book for most of the session instead of wandering off onto other subjects. Great to see everybody as usual and can’t wait to start our next book.