Book Club

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 in Room #26 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 both religious and secular books and range widely in topic.  Amazingly, often the selections tie in perfectly with topics being discussed at Bible Study. There are so many good books written about worthwhile topics!

St. Paul’s book club will meet next on March 21 and we will be discussing Digging to America by Anne Tyler. The topic is surprisingly relevant.  It is about Korean children adapting to life in America; interesting to us because of all the talk about immigrants nowadays.   There are several copies in the library.  Bring a sandwich and join the discussion!

Some of the books we read in 2016/2017 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, and The Orphan Keeper by Cameron Wright.    We mix the old with the new.