The Ladies Book Club at Old Palm Golf Club started its new season of meetings recently with a discussion of the 2012 bestseller âThe Catâs Tableâ by Michael Ondaatje. Set in the 1950s, the book follows the adventures of three boys who travel on an ocean liner from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) to England. The boys have been relegated to dining at the âcatâs table,â where the shipâs most dubious characters gather for meals. The tension builds as the boys recklessly and daringly roam the ship like freed mercury. They sneak into the first-class deck, raid the sun deck breakfast table, and slither through the stateroom transoms to then open the doors. The often forbidden adventures are spellbinding and make for a great discussion. While itâs not necessary to read the book before attending the Ladies Book Club, it is encouraged. The club meets at 4PM in the Ladies Lounge, where coffee and cookies will be served.