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Following is the selection of books for the 2016-2017 year.  The Group meets at Cathedral Village on the third Friday of each month from 10:30am till noon except for September 2016- when we have changed to the 4th Friday. September 23. If you have any questions, please send an email to

Friday Book Group Selections September 2016-September 2017

September 23, 2016 (Note this is the 4th Friday, not the usual 3rd Friday.)  Ian McEwan,  The Children Act, fiction.  Discussion leader: Nancy Anderson

October 21, 2016: T.C Boyle, The Road to Wellville, fiction, 476 pp; Discussion leader: Annette Boucher

November, 18, 2015:  Colin Woodward, American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, 387 pp; Discussion leader:  Sarah West

December 16, 2016: J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy, memoir, 257 pp. Discussion leaders: Frankie Jueds, Jan Young

January 20, 2017: Penny Coleman, A Friendship That Changed the World, biography of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, 279 pp. Discussion leader: Jody Smith

February 17, 2017: Laura Moriarty, The Chaperone, fiction, 360pp; Discussion leader: Lucinda Lea

March 17, 2017: Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Sympathizer, fiction, 385 pp; Discussion leader: Nancy Anderson

April 21, 2017: Tracy Kidder, Mountains Beyond Mountains, biography, 310 pp: Discussion leader: Gini Ellis

May 19, 2017: Edith Pearlman, Binocular Vision (collection of short stories) 373 pp; Discussion leader: Jody Smith

June 16, 2017: Richard Meryman, Andrew Wyeth, A Secret Life; 437 pp: Discussion leader: Frankie Jueds

September 15, 2017: Gail Buckley, The Black Calhouns, biography, 353 pp; Discussion leader: Barbara Dowdall

Other Recommended Books- not selected for this year

M.L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans, fiction, 356 p

T.C Boyle, The Women, 450 pp, Frank Lloyd Wright’s relationships with 4 women

Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman 278 pp

Cervantes, Don Quixote, 900 pp, translation by Edith Grossman 2010

Eric Larson, Dead Wake, history, 353 pp, sinking of the Lusitania

Sally Gunning, The Widow’s War, fiction, 319 pp