Book Club

St. Paul’s book club will meet Wednesday, May 15, around noon.  The book we will be discussing is Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan.  It is a novel about a family struggling with secrets that are threatening to keep family members from discovering the meaning of life.  Our discussions may help all of us ponder the questions the family faces.  Bring a sandwich and join the discussion.

In September we discussed The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah and in October The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott, in January, The Land of Permanent Goodbyes, by Atia Abawi, February Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, March Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick, and April Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng..

St. Paul’s Book Club has been meeting since January 1998 and is for members and friends of St. Paul’s who are interested in reading books and would enjoy joining in group discussions.  The Book Club meets around noon on the third Wednesday of each month after Bible Study with the exception of December and over the summer.   All are welcome to bring a sandwich and join in the discussion.  The more we have the better the discussion.

 Members of the Book Club suggest a selection for the next month.  Selections include: old and new, religious books, secular books, a classic now and then,  a wide range of topics.  Amazingly, often the selections tie in perfectly with topics being discussed at Bible Study. There are so many good books written about worthwhile topics!

Some of the books we have read are:  The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd, Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan, and Gaining Ground by Forrest Pritchard which was selected by the library system as book of the year for 2016, Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, and Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen, The Truth According to Us, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Anne Barrows.  Most recently:  Breath Becomes Air, by Palanithi, Great Small Things by Jodi Picoult, Gift from the Sea by Ann Morrow Lindberg, The Nazi Officer’s Wife by Edith Hahn Beer with Susan Dworkin,  The Orphan Keeper by Cameron Wright, Digging to America by Anne Tyler, and Cannery Row by John Steinbeck, and David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.