Active for over a year now, this group meeting to read and discuss a monthly book has been a very much looked-forward-to occasion for those attending. Whether your choice is fiction or non-fiction, we somehow manage to cover both genres. In fact, since its inception in the fall of 2010, the group has been quite adventurous, including in its selections works by Mark Twain, Joyce Carol Oates, Barbara Kingsolver and Simon Schama. We even dared do a book of poetry by Billy Collins. Among our choices have been Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan, a volume of stories set in Africa that tests the emotional mettle of its readers and a book called Memory Wall:Stories by Anthony Doerr which surprised everyone with its creative power.
Although only men have attended so far, the group is open to anyone with a passion for reading good books, as long as you’re not unwilling to frequently wander off subject with a requisite smattering of volunteered stories and anecdotes. The Group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 10am in the Church Library. The next meeting is scheduled for January and the book chosen to read is A Good Hard Look by Ann Napolitano. Why don’t you plan on coming?