Eight people met in February to discuss Gulp by Mary Roach. We tackled the very interesting (and sometimes icky) activities of the human alimentary canal, which was presented with the author’s customary regard for careful research, humorous footnotes, factoids and weird events and persons. She did not disappoint; there were descriptions of digestive mishaps, clinical procedures gone awry, cows (not human, but they have multiple stomachs, with more possible mayhem!) and Elvis.

Other books that book club attendees are reading and recommending include:

Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne

Andrew’s Brain by E.L. Doctorow

Parnell Hall’s mysteries

Beethoven’s Hair by Russell Martin

Tenth of December by George Saunders

Thanks go to Ellen for leading the group in February and for providing this synopsis.