Book Group: Friday Morning

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Book Group meets the third Friday morning of each month from 10:30 to 12:30pm at Cathedral Village (except in July and August.) This year’s books and discussion leaders are listed below.

If you would like to lunch with the bunch, bring a brown bag. For any other information, please contact bookgroup@usguu.org.

Friday Book Group Selections September 2017-September 2018

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

October 20, 2017, Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, biography, ill., 195 pp;  Discussion leader: Janet Young

November 17, 2017, Rebecca Stoot, Ghostwalk, fiction, murder at Cambridge, 284 pp; Discussion leader: Jodie Smith

December 15, 2017, Richard Russo, Elsewhere, memoir, 243 pp; DL: Nancy Anderson

January 19, 2018, Amor Towles,  A Gentleman in Moscow, humorous fiction, 463 pp; Discussion leader:  Sarah West

February 16, 2018, Elizabeth Bowen, The House in Paris, novel in three sections, 288 pp; Discussion leader:  Frankie Jueds

March 16, 2018, Jessica Shattuck,  The Women in the Castle, historical novel, post-war East Germany, 345 pp;  Discussion leader: Ingrid Brown

April 20, 2018, Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend, novel of young girls’ friendship in Italy, 250 pp;  Discussion leader: Ann Schoonmaker

May 18, 2018, Cecil Woodham-Smith, Florence Nightingale, biography, 366 pp;  Discussion leader: Frankie Jueds

June 15, 2018, Bill Bryson, Shakespeare, The World as Stage,  biography, 196 pp; Discussion leader: Barbara Dowdall

September 21, 2018, Cameron Wright, The Rent Collector, novel, survival on a trash heap in Cambodia, 264 pp; Discussion leader: Janet Young

Other recommended books not selected for this year:

Graham Simsion, The Rosie Project, fiction, 292 pp, young man looking for a wife

Susan Cain, Quiet, non-fiction, 333 pp, the power of introverts in a world of talkers

Emily St. John Mandel, Station 11, 333 pp, science fiction, actors in a pandemic

Jacqueline Woodson, Another Brooklyn, 175 pp, fiction, four African-American girls

Mary Gordon, Pearl, 350 pp, IRA in Dublin, three activist perspectives

Rosemary Bray McNatt, Unafraid of the Dark, memoir of a UU minister

Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale, 560 pp, historical novel, WW II in France

Mario Vargas Llosa, The Feast of the Goat, 507 pp, novel set in Dominican Republic

 

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