Book Club

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
– Charles William Eliot


Join us for an informal discussion group open to anyone who is interested in reading and discussing great books. We meet monthly on the second Wednesday of the month in private homes. We have light snacks and talk about the book of the month. Our meeting location changes every month, so contact Mary Lu for more information (see below).

What we’ve read

July 2012: Conscience by Louisa Thomas

August 2012: Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

This is a work of nonfiction about the experience of a Muslim family in New Orleans immediately preceding and in the weeks following Hurricane Katrina and all author proceeds from it’s sale go to the Zeitoun Foundation, dedicated to rebuilding New Orleans and fostering interfaith understanding.

September 2012: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

This is narrative nonfiction that drops into 1933 Berlin as William E. Dodd becomes the first U.S. ambassador to Hitler’s Germany by constructing and interection two stories:  the large historical story of the time, and the smaller personal and human story of the Dodd family’s experience based on extensive and meticulous research into personal and public letters, diaries, periodicals, and other reference works.

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