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June 2014 - Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit

posted May 16, 2014, 4:07 PM by Jeff Nichols   [ updated May 16, 2014, 4:09 PM ]
Meeting is on June 16th at 7:00.

Ok, if you can figure out before reading it how this book goes, then you will win a gold star.

Quoting the publisher's description:

The narrator of this extraordinary tale is a man in search for truth. He answers an ad in a local newspaper from a teacher looking for serious pupils, only to find himself alone in an abandoned office with a full-grown gorilla who is nibbling delicately on a slender branch. “You are the teacher?” he asks incredulously. “I am the teacher,” the gorilla replies. Ishmael is a creature of immense wisdom and he has a story to tell, one that no other human being has ever heard. It is a story that extends backward and forward over the lifespan of the earth from the birth of time to a future there is still time to save. Like all great teachers, Ishmael refuses to make the lesson easy; he demands the final illumination to come from within ourselves. Is it man’s destiny to rule the world? Or is it a higher destiny possible for him—one more wonderful than he has ever imagined?

Cover Image Ishmael by Daniel Quinn