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The Book Group

All are welcome at the Emerson Book Group meetings on the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. usually at Emerson. We meet in Room 125 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  We do sometimes meet at home of the person who is hosting the meeting, so please check the calendar for the most up to date information on our meetings.  Please contact Linda Johnston for more information on the Book Group.  Here is a list of our upcoming meetings: 

  • June 26  The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear by Barber and Wilson-Hartgrove facilitated by Linda Johnston, UUA Common Read 2017.
  • July 24  Nickeled and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich facilitated by Linda Sullivan.
  • August 28 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles facilitated by Ginger White.
  • September 25  Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson facilitated by Bernadine Cutilletta.
  • October 23  Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl facilitated by Lynn Smith.
  • November 27  A Not So Big Life by Sarah Susanka facilitated by Laura Trad.                                                 
Here's some of the books we have read
  • Flush by Carl Hiaasen
  • Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ranson Riggs
  •  A Man Named Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • The Underground Railway by Colson Whitehead
  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  • The Submission by Amy Waldman
  • The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryon Stephenson, the UUA Common Book Read for 2015-16
  • The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice by Rebecca Musser, M. Bridget Cook
  • All The Light You Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Zealot by Aslan, Reza
  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  
  • My Stroke of Insight by Jill Taylor
  • Reclaiming Prophetic Witness by Paul Rasor - UUA Common Read
  • The End of Faith by Sam Harris
  • Inside the Kingdom:  My Life in Saudi Arabia by Carmen Bin Ladin 
  • Everything I Never Told You by Ng
  • Infidel by Ayaan Hirshi Ali
  • The Promise by Chiam Potok
  • The Chosen by Chiam Potok
  • A Cop’s Life: True Stories from the Heart Behind the Badge by Randy Sutton
  • The Man from Beijing by Henning Mankell
  • Restoration by Rose Tremain
  • What Went Wrong by Bernard Lewis
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kids
  • Subaltern On The Somme by Max Plowman
  • Sycamore Row by John Grisham
  • House of Spirits by Isabelle Allende
  • Live by Night by Dennis Lehane
  • A Covert Affair by Jennet Conant 
  • A Man In Full by Tom Wolfe
  • Cordelia’s Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son" by Pat Conroy
  • The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
  • The Dream of the Celt by Mario Vargas Llosa
  • Hell’s Corner by David Balducci
  • Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
  • The Lost German Slave Girl: The Extraordinary True Story of Sally Miller and Her Fight for Freedom in Old New Orleans by John Bailey
  • The Light Between Oceans by M.I Stedman
  • Bagels and Grits: A Jew in the Bayouby Jennifer Moses
  • Unbroken: A World War II story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption (2010), a biography of World War II hero Louie Zamperini by Laura Hillenbrand.
  • The Swerve: How The World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
  • Against All Enemies by Tom Clancy
  • Satanic Verses by S. Rushde
  • Murder in Coweta County by Mary Ann Barnes
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • The Great Influenza by John M. Barry
  • Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation by Eboo Patel
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The Language of Flowers, a novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • The Paris Wife a novel by Paula McLain
  • The Nazi Officer's Wife by Edith H. Beer and Susan Dworkin
  • South of Broad by Pat Conroy
  • Life by Keith Richards
  • Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street by Michael Lewis
  • Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
  • The Storyteller: A Novel by Mario Vargas Llosa, 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winner
  • Run by Anne Patchett
  • Kingbird Highway: The Story of a Natural Obsession That Got a Little Out of Hand by Kenn Kaufmann
  • The White Tiger: A Novel by Aravind Adiga
  • OLIVE KITTERIDGE by Elizabeth Strout
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
  • The Lacuna by Barbara Kingslover
  • Dreams From My Father Frankenstein, Barack O'bama’s book by Mary Shelley
  • Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  • Woods Burner by John Pipkin
  • Rabbit Run by John Updike
  • Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier and Barbara Harshav
  • Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland
 

 

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