For December the RCC Book Club read “The Bear” by Andrew Krivak, and I, once again, took advantage of its presence on Hoopla. This one started off with some promise. There was a man and girl living in a cabin in a world in which they are apparently the only people left. I had a number of questions about that, but none were answered. The man, which is how he is addressed, was teaching the girl survival skills. Eventually he ends up telling her a story about a talking bear that saved a town. Later the girl ends up meeting a talking bear. Then again, it may have been a hallucination. I didn’t think it was that clear. My colleagues in the book club felt the same way. By the end of the book I was wondering what I had actually read. Maybe I need to read it again, but it was definitely lost on me.