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Book Discussion Groups

These book discussion groups are open to anyone.  Feel free to drop by a discussion.  You are welcome to come and listen to the discussion even if you have not read the book.  


Below are the book lists for the morning and evening discussion groups for 2018-2019.

Morning Book Discussion Group

Deer Hunting with Jesus Hillbilly Elegy Blood and Thunder Pachinko Carnegie's Maid Killers of the Flower Moon Rules of Civility The Great Influenza Little Fires Everywhere

Meetings are usually held at 10:15 a.m. on the last Tuesday of the month.

August 28, 2018
--Theme:  Growing Poverty in the U.S. 

                              Choose any or all of the following titles:

                              Deer Hunting with Jesus:  Dispatches from America's Class War - Joe Bageant

                              Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis - J. D. Vance 

                              What's the Matter with Kansas? - Thomas Frank

                              Rainbow Pie - Joe Bageant

September 25, 2018--Blood and Thunder - Hampton Sides

October 30, 2018--Pachinko- Min Jin Lee

November 27, 2018--Carnegie's Maid- Marie Benedict

December 18, 2018--Rules of Civility - Amor Towles
(Third Tuesday)

January 29, 2019--Killers of the Flower Moon - David Grann

February 26, 2019--The Great Influenza:  The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History - John M. Barry 

March 26, 2019--Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng

April 30, 2019--Select books for 2019-2020




Evening Book Discussion Group

A Killing Snow Little Fires Everywhere The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane Death by Eggnog The Kitchen House Carry on Jeeves The Art of Racing in the Rain Slaughterhouse-Five  

Meetings are usually held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month.

September 4, 2018--A Killing Snow - David Hoing and Roger Hileman

October 2, 2018--Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng

November 13, 2018--The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane - Lisa See
(Changed due to Election on November 6th)

December 4, 2018--Death by Eggnog - Alex Erickson

January 8, 2019--The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom
(Changed due to January 1st is a holiday)

February 5, 2019--Carry On Jeeves - P. G. Wodehouse

March 5, 2019--The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein

April 2, 2019--Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut

May 7, 2019--Decide book list for for 2019-2020 




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