Everyone is invited to join the group for the year, or any part of the year, as your time and interest permit.  Our discussions are always informal and often lively! The group takes a break during summer and resumes in the Fall. All meetings will be via Zoom on the 4th Monday of the month, at 7:00 pm, September – November, and January – May.  Join the discussion from the comfort of your own home!

Here’s the list of our upcoming selections and the dates we will meet, so you can get a head start: 

September 26, 2022: The Mountains Sing Nguyen Phan Que Mai

An enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Tran family, set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War.

October 24, 2022: The Indigo GirlNatasha Boyd

This historical fiction novel based on the life of Eliza Pickney is set in the mid-1700s.  Left in charge of the family plantation as a teenager, she produces indigo dye which became one of the largest exports out of South Carolina.

 November 28, 2022: Wish You Were HereDave Boling

The story follows a young woman who leaves for a vacation and gets locked down in the Galapagos under Covid-19 quarantine. Away from everything familiar, she must adapt to extraordinary circumstances through a journey of self-reflection, awareness, and connection.

January 23, 2023: The Book of Hope Jane Goodall & Douglas Abrams

Jane Goodall, the world’s most famous living naturalist, explores the most sought after and least understood elements of human nature: hope.

February 27, 2023The Girl with the Louding VoiceAbi Dare

A powerfully unforgettable story about an extraordinary 14-year-old Nigerian girl’s journey in finding her louding voice to use it to do better, do more.

 March 27, 2023: The Book Woman’s DaughterKim Michele Richardson

This book follows Honey Lovett, the daughter of the beloved Troublesome book woman, who must fight for her own independence. (Sequel to The Book Women of Troublesome Creek)

 April 24, 2023:  How the Word is PassedClint Smith

An unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks offering an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation’s collective history.  Smith’s work is a landmark of reflection offering a new understanding of the hopeful role memory and history can play in making sense of our country and how it has come to be.

 May 22, 2023: A Woman is No ManEtaf Rum

Three generations of Palestinian-American women in contemporary Brooklyn are torn by individual desire, educational ambitions, a devastating tragedy and the strict mores of traditional Arab culture.

Please mark your calendars and plan for interesting discussions!  For more information, please contact Joyce Rodos.

We will meet over Zoom:

Meeting ID: 892 6194 1109

Passcode: 303279

Previous Selections:

2021/2022 Season

September 2021: The Four Winds – Kristin Hannah

October 2021: What’s Mine and Yours – Naima Coster

 November 29, 2021: Lost History of Stars – Dave Boling

January 25, 2022: Traveling Mercies – Ann Lamott

February 22, 2022The Book Women of Troublesome Creek –Kim Michele Richardson

 March 28, 2022: Tattoos on the Heart – Gregory Boyle

April 25, 2022:  Midnight Library – Matt Haig

May 23, 2022: Fifty Miles from Tomorrow – Willie Hensley

2020/2021 Season

September 2020: The Night Watchman – Louise Erdrich

October 2020: Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng

November 2020: Call Your Daughter Home – Deb Spera

January 25, 2021: The Dutch House: A Novel – Ann Patchett

February 22, 2021: The Beekeeper of Aleppo – Christy Lefteri

March 22, 2021: Varina – Charles Frazier  ** For ‘extra credit’ read: The Underground Railroad: A Novel – Colson Whitehead

April 26, 2021: Maybe you should talk to someone: a therapist, her therapist, and our lives revealed – Lori Gottlieb

May 24, 2021: American Dirt – by Jeanine Cummins