New members always welcome. As usual, let's read it and then post on it during the last week of the month (between Christmas and New Year's, in this case). This is a beautifully written novel. There is a superb film adaptation with Christine Lahti. But don't cheat! read the book first. I would also suggest that we re-read A CHRISTMAS CAROL this month, since it's short and is a such a great classic. Lastly, I would suggest that THE MONK DOWNSTAIRS be our January book, since it was a close second, and it keeps coming up in the suggestion thread.