10 Feb 2018

A Title Unanimously Loved by the Pfister Book Club

A Title Unanimously Loved by the Pfister Book Club

We’ve read all kinds of books so far this year in our Pfister Book Club; the only common thread between the titles I’ve selected has been that I think it will spark lively discussions.  This month’s title, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah was clearly the most well-received book […]

25 Jan 2018

Of Birthdays, Books, Cakes and Toasting to the Best Job in the World

Of Birthdays, Books, Cakes and Toasting to the Best Job in the World

I turned 35 today. My son guessed that I was now 73, so he was close. It was a delightful day, as days at the Pfister tend to be. I started with Eggs Benedict in the café. It’s one of the few meals where I’m never too full to enjoy every bite and then mop […]

14 Jan 2018

The Pfister Book Club Begins the New Year with New York

The Pfister Book Club Begins the New Year with New York

Lillian Boxfish is an 84 year old woman who spent her New Years Eve traipsing around New York City, reminiscing about her remarkable life and advertising career played out in the city she loved.  Our Pfister Book Club celebrated the threshold of a new year with the gumption-filled voice of Lillian Boxfish, a dessert fit […]

19 Dec 2017

The Pfister Book Club Enjoys a Book and Dessert as Spectacular as the First Snowfall

The Pfister Book Club Enjoys a Book and Dessert as Spectacular as the First Snowfall

She could not fathom the hexagonal miracle of snowflakes formed from clouds, crystallized fern and feather that tumble down to light on a coat sleeve, white stars melting even as they strike.  How did such force and beauty come to be in something so small and fleeting and unknowable?  You did not have to understand […]

15 Dec 2017

All Aboard the Polar Express!

All Aboard the Polar Express!

You’re snuggled deep in your bed, the soft ticking of your clock the only sound.  When the train pulls up in front of your house with a hiss of steam and screeching brakes, at first you think it must be a dream.  But then the booming voice of the Conductor calls your name, and invites […]

13 Dec 2017

Wise and Constant Friends

Wise and Constant Friends

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” -Charles William Eliot Long before I dreamt up the Pfister Book Club, these ladies began meeting at the Pfister to discuss books. Four years ago Tricia, no stranger to book clubs, […]