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    Are you a book lover? Does reading make you happy? Do you find yourself wondering what to read next? Join us as we read and discuss various forms of literature together in groups of like-minded book lovers.

    P.S. I have marked the books with an R that the group has already read. I'm keeping the books listed for ideas and reference.

    Literary Fiction

    In this group, we read general works of fiction. We seek good writing and great characters in the framework of a good story that keeps us page turning hour after hour. 



    R. Horse Geraldine Brooks 
    R. Ordinary Grace  William Kent Kruger
    R. The Fall of the Year: A Novel  Harold Frank Mosher
    R. Carolina Moonset  Matt Goldman
    R. The Sweetness of Water  Nathan Harris
    R. The Overstory  Richard Powers
    R. House Made of Dawn N. Scott Momaday
    R. Sea of Tranquility  Emily Mandel
    R. The World Played Chess Robert Dugoni
    R.  Remarkably Bright Creatures  Shelby Van Pelt
    R.  LightHousekeeping  Jeanette Winterson
    R. Peach Blossom Spring  Melissa Fu

    Added 12/30/2022

    R. A Keeper  Graham Norton
    R. The Time is Noon  Pearl Buck
    R. The Whalebone Theater  Joanna Quinn
    R. Yonder  Jabari Asim
    R. Forbidden City  Vanessa Hua
    R. Lessons  Ian McEwan
    R. French Braid  Anne Tyler

    R. Eventide  Kent Haruf
     

    Added 1/19/2023

    A Week in Winter  Maeve Binchy
    The Women Could Fly  Megan Giddings

    Added 1/30/2023

    The Good Lord Bird  James McBride
    West with Giraffes  Linda Rutledge
    The Blackbird Girls  Anne Blankman

    Added 3/1/2023

    The Secret World of Flora Lee  Patti Callahan Henry

    Added 5/15/2023

    Hippie  Paulo Coelho
    Last Bus to Wisdom  Ivan Doug
    Folklorn  Angela Mi Young Hur

    Added 7/2/2023

    The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers  Terri-Lynne DeFino
    Very Cold People  Sarah Mangress
    Banyan Moon  Thao Thai

    Added 8/30/2023

    The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store  James McBride
    The Lager Queen of Minnesota  J. Ryan Stradal
    Whalefall  Daniel Krauss
    Kantika  Elizabeth Graver
    The Librarian of Banned Books  Brianna Labuskes
    The Bean Trees  Barbara Kingsolver

    Added 2/27/2024

    The Storyteller  Jodi Picoult
    Weyward  Emelia Hart
    This Other Eden  Paul Harding
    North Woods  Daniel MasonMax  Howard Fast
    The Invisible Hour  Alice Hoffman
    Raft of Stars  Andrew J. Graf
    Morning and Evening  Jon Fosse
    West  Carys Davies
    Power of One  Bryce Courtenay
    The Dutch House  Anne Patchett
    Take What You Need  Idra Novey

    Added 3/19/2024

    Cloud Atlas  David Mitchell
    Above the Fire  Mitchell O'Donnell

    Added 4/3/2024

    The Language of Kin  Lynne Hugo
    What you are Looking for is in the Library  Michiko Aoyama


     

    Who Done It

    Love mysteries? There’s so many to chose from in this all so popular genre! We have been reading the first mystery that introduces a detective in a series that may have you going back for more. We’ve found some great ones! Join us for a lively weekly discussion!

    Book List


    R. The Player's Boy is Dead  Leonard Towney (Joan and Matthew Stock)
    R. Cop Hater  Ed McBain  (87th Precinct)
    R. Murder at Melrose Court: A 1920s Country House Murder Mystery  Karen Menuhim  ( Heathcliff Lennox )
    R. Death of Mrs. Westaway  Ruth Ware
    R. Navajo Autumn  P. Allen Chappell (Navajo Nations)
    R. Roman Blood: A Novel of Ancient Rome  Steven Saylor (The Roma Sub Rosa series Book 1)
    R. The Case of the Canterfell Codicil   P. J. Fitzsimmons  (Anty Boisjoly)
    R. The Deep Blue Goodbye  John D. MacDonald  (Travis McGee)
    R. Little Comfort   Edwin Hill (Hester Thursby)
    R. The Religious Body   Catherine Aird (C. D. Sloan The Calleshire Chronicles)
    R. Checkmate to Murder: A Second World War Mystery   E.C.R. Lorac (British Classic Crime)
    R. Rest You Merry   Charlotte MacLeod  (The Peter Shandy)
    R. The Glass Key   Dashiell Hammet
    R. The Winter Queen   Boris Akunin (Erast Fandorin)
    R. The Fencing Master   Arturo Perez-Reverte
    R. The House of the Arrow   A.E.W. Mason
    R. The Night She Died   Dorothy Simpson (The Inspector Thanet)
    R. Midnight at Malabar House   Vassim Khan  (Persis Wadia)
    R.The Lodger   Marie Bellac Lowndes
    R. The Return of the Dancing Master   Henning Mankell
    R. Cathedral of Bones   J. G. Lewis  (Ela Longespee of Salisbury)
    R. The Teeth of the Tiger   Maurice LeBlanc
    R. A Bend of Light   Joy Jordan-Lake
    R. The Return of Faraz Ali   Aamina Ahmad
    R. Ruling Passion   Reginald Hill  (Dalziel and Pascoe)
    R. That Affair Next Door   Anna Catherine Green (model for Miss Marple)
    R. No Strangers Here  Carlene O'Connor  (Cormac O'Brien, County Kerry)

    R.  A Key to Deceit  Ashley Weaver  (Electra McDonnell)
    R.  The Bellamy Trial  Frances Noyes Hart (first trial mystery)
    R.  Full Dark House  Christopher Fowler (Bryant and May)
    R.  Murder in eMinor   Robert Goldsborough (Nero Wolfe)
    R. Dancing Aztecs  Donald Westlake
    R. Gone for Good  Joanna Schaffhauser (Annalisa Vega)
    R. The Bookseller  Mark Pryor (Hugo Marston)
    R. Hunting Rabbits  Mark Gilleo (Charlie Gates)
    R.Trouble Follows Me  Ross MacDonald
    R. In Spite of Thunder  John Dickson Carr (Dr. Gideon)

    Added 12/30/2022

    R. Pepper Pike   Les Roberts (Milan Jacovich)
    R. Death at Charity's Point   William Tappley (Brady Coyne)
    R. Ask the Right Question  Michael Lewin (Albert Samson)
    R. Blunt Darts  Jeremiah Healy (John Francis Cuddy)
    R. The Snatch  Bill Pronzini (Nameless)
    R. Lonely Hearts  John Harvey (Charlie Resnik)

    Ken's List of "Grandmothers" of Who Done It

    R. A is for Alibi  Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone)
    R. Edwin of the Iron Shoes  Marcia Muller  (Sharon McCone)
    R. Indemnity Only  Sara Paretsky  (V.I. Warshawski)
    R. In the Last Analysis  Amanda Cross (Kate Fansler)
    R. Gaudy Night  Dorothy Sayers (Harriet Vane)

    R. A Blunt Instrument  Georgette Heyer
    R. Death in the Stocks  Georgette Heyer (Inspector Hannasyde)

    R. Falling Star  Patricia Moyes (Pudge)

    R. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead  Olga Takarczuk
    R. The Wolf and the Watchman  Niklas Natt och Dag
    R. The Cuckoo's Calling  Robert Gilbraith (Cormoran Strike)
    R. Sacred Games  Gary Corby (Athenian Mysteries, Ancient Greece)

    Added 1/30/2023

    R. Nothing Ventured  Jeffrey Archer (William Warwick)
    R. Aristotle Detective  Margaret Doody (Aristotle)

    R. The Blessing Way  Tony Hillerman (Leaphorn and Chee)

    2/13/2023


    R. The Dead Letter Seeley Regester (The first full length American Detective Story)
    R. Until Proven Guilty  J.A. Jance  (J.P. Beaumont)

    Added 3/1/2023

    R. Remarkably Bright Creatures  Shelby Van Pelt
    R. The Last Detective  by Peter Lovesey (Peter Diamond)
    R. The House of Whispering Pines  Anna Katherine Green (Mother of Detective Fiction)
    R. Sunlit Weapon  Jacqueline Winspear (Maisie Dobbs)

    R. Apothecary Rose  Candace Robb  (Owen Archer)
    R. Redline: A Matt Sinclair Mystery  Brian Thiem

    Added 5/15/2023

    R. Overboard  Sara Paretsky
    R. The Fellowship of the Frog  Edgar Wallace
    R. The Middle of Things  J.S. Fletcher
    R. Blaze Me a Sun  Christoffer Carlsson (Best Swedish Crime Novel 2023)

    Added 5/30/2023

    Too Many Cooks  Rex Stout

    Added 7/2/2023

    Green for Danger  (Inspector Cockrill) Christianna Brand and Martin Edwards
    A Duty to the Dead (Bess Crawford) Charles Todd
    Miss Pinkerton (The Hilda Adams Mysteries) 
      Mary Roberts Rinehard
    Murder Takes No Holiday  (Mike Shayne) Brett Halliday
    Fire Burn John Dickson Carr

    Added 8/30/2023

    The Exploits of Juve  Marcel Allain & Pierre Souvestre (The Fantomas Novels)
    The Housekeeper  Alex Hay
    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie  Alan Bradley (Flavia de Luce)
    The Law and the Lady  Wilkie Collins (1st female detective)
    Fadeout  Joseph Hansen (Dave Brandstetter)
    Girl Waits with Gun  Amy Stewart (Kopp Sisters)
    Shutter  Ramona Emerson
    Death of a Shadow George Bellairs (Inspector Littlejohn)
    Deadly Hall  John Dickson Carr
    The Hangman's Daughter  Oliver Potzsch
    Bruno Chief of Police  Martin Walker
    A Rare Interest in Corpses  Ann Granger (Inspector Benjamin Ross)

    Added 2/27/2024

    The House Without a Key  Earl Derr Biggers  (Charlie Chan)
    The Square of Revenge  Peter Aspe (Pieter Van)
    The Seeker  S.G.MacLean  (Damian Seeker)
    Taken to the Hills  S. J. Richards (Luke Sackville)
    The Empty Mirror J. Sydney Jones (Viennese Mysteries)
    All The Sinners Bleed  S.J. Cosby
    The Salaryman's Wife  Syjata Massey (Rei Shimura)
    The Coldest Case  A.J. Cross (Dr. Kate Hanson)
    Trent's Last Case  E.C. Bentley
    The Fire Thief  Debra Bokur (Kalie Mahoe)
    Breaking Creed  Alex Kava  (Ryder Creed)
    Where the Dark Streets Go  Dorothy Salisbury Davis 
    The Orchid Hour  Nancy Bileau
    The Inside Ring  Mike Lawson (Joe Demarco)
    Murder in the Rue Dumas  M.L. Longworth (Antoine Verlaque)
    Back to the Garden  Laurie King
    Murder in Black Swan Lane  Andrea Penrose (Wexford and Sloane)
    Dangerous Davies  Leslie Thomas (Davies)
    Fire  L.C. Tyler (John Grey)
    The Cold, Cold Ground  Adrian McKinty (Seab Duffy)
    The Maid  Nita Prose
    Old Bones  Preston and Childs (Nora Kelly)
    Dead Men Don't Ski  Patricia Noyes
    The Guards A Jack Taylor Novel  Ken Bruen
    What Angels Fear  C.S. Harris (Sebastion St. Cyr)
    The Sanctuary  Katrine Engberg (Korner and Werner)
    Snake Skin C.J. Lyons (Lucy Guardino)
    Long Boat Blues  H. Terrell Griffen  (Matt Royal)
    Honor's Kingdom  Ralph Peters  (Abel Jones)
    Bloody January  Alan Parks  (Harry McCoy)
    Deavers  Anne Perry
    And Only To Deceive  Tasha Alexander (Lady Emily)
    Assassins  Jim Elridge  (DI Spark)
    Restitution  Steven Moriarity
    The DaVinci Code  Dan Brown
    The Norths Meet Murder  Frances and Richard Lockridge (Mr. & Mrs. North)
    Gourmet Detective  Peter KingHide  Tracy Clark (Harriet Foster)
    The Quality of Mercy  Faye Kellerman
    Lockstep  Jack Bainao (John Locke)
    Stillwater  Melissa Lenhardt (Jack McBride)
    Wild Pitch  A,B. Guthrie Jr.  (Sherrif Chuck Charleston)
    In the Woods  Tanya French
    The Killings on Badger Drift  Caroline Graham (Barnaby)
    Cold as Hell  Litja Sigurdardottir (Ar Ora)
    The Slow Bullet  Arthur Reeves (Det Craig Kennedy)
    Takeover: A Novel of Suspense  Lisa Black  (Theresa MacLean)
    Malice a Mystery  Keigo Higaishino (Kyoichiro Kaga)
    A Trouble of Fools  Lisa Barnes (Carlotta Carlyte)
    The Enemy Within  John Creasey  (Dept Z)
    Murder Undeniable  Anita Waller (Kat & Mouse)
    Booked to Die  John Dunning (Cliff Janeway)
    Crouchback  Sarah Woodbury (Welsh guard)
    Saving the Queen William Buckley Jr. (Blackford Oakes)
    A Nail Through the Heart  Timothy Hallinam  (Poke Rafferty)
    Puppet Master  Raoul Michelle (Maurice Marceau)
    Fellowship of Fear  Aaron Elkins (Gideon Oliver)
    Murder at Everham Hall  Benedict Brown (Marius Quinn)
    The Copycat  Charlotte Barnes (DI Melanie Watton)
    The Murder of Eleanor Pope  Harry Kuttner (Dr. Michael Gray)
    The Roman Hat Mystery  Ellery Queen (Richard Queen)
    A Villa in Sicily: Olive Oil & Murder  Fiona Grace 
    Murder in the Queen's Wardrobe  Kathy Lynn Emerson (Mistress Jeffrey)
    The Skull Mantra  Elliot Pattison
    Just Watch Me  Jeff Lindsay (Riley Wolfe)
    The Artful Egg  James McClure
    The Cold Dish  Craig Johnson (Walt Longmire)
    Murder by Degrees  Ruth Mukerji
    The Family Upstairs  Lisa Jewell
    A Killer in King's Cove  Iona Whishaw (Lana Winslow)
    Postmark Murder  Mignon G. Eberhart 
    Tied to Murder  Brian Patterson (Jim Ashworth)

    Added 3/18/2024

    Above Suspicion  Lynda La Monte (Anne Travis...Prime Suspect Helen Mirren)
    Index to Murder  Jo Dereske (Miss Zukas - Librarian)
    The Twisted Road  A. B. Michaels (Jonathan Perris)
    Dead Angler  Victoria Houston (Loon Lake)
    The Magdalene Deception  Gary McAvoy (Nuns)
    The Unspoken  Ian K. Smith (Ashe Cayne)
    The Woman Who Married a Bear  John Straley (Cecil Younger)
    Cave of Bones  Anne Hillerman (Bernadette Manuelito)
    The Man with the Que  Josephine Tey (Alan Grant)
    The Secret of the Stones  Ernest Dempsey (Sean Wyath)
    The Lotus Palace  Jeanne Lin 
    The Bones at Point No Point  D.D. Block (Thomas Austin)
    A Shameful Murder  Cora Harrison (Mother Aquinas)
    Penguin Pool Murders  Stuart Palmer (Hildegard Withers)

    Added 3/22/2024

    Desert Heat  J. J. Jance (Joanna Brady)
    Cotton Comes to Harlem  Chester Hines (Harlem Detectives Book 4)
    Bootleggers Daughter  Margaret Maron (Deborah Knott)
    The Third Revelation  Ralph McInerny (Rosary Chronicles)

    Added 4/1/2024

    Edge of the Grave  Robbie Morrison (Scottish Untouchables, Jimmy Dreghorn)
    Murder Crossed Her Mind  Stephen Spotsworth (Bestseller, new series)
    An Unsuitable Job for a Woman  P.D. James (Cordelia Gray)
    The Road to Murder Camilla Trinchieri
     
    The Murder of Mr. Ma  John Shen Yen Nee and S.J. Rozan


     

    Historical Fiction

    Do you enjoy learning about world history? Do you prefer to read great stories that teach? Then you want to join us as we read fictionalized history that teaches while it entertains. 

    Book List


    R. The Glass Ocean  Beatriz Williams
    R. The Poland Trilogy  Book One Push Not the River  James Conroyd Martin
    R. Olaf the Glorious  Robert Leighton
    R. The Swift and the Harrier   Minette Walters
    R. March  Geraldine Brooks
    R. The Saints of Swallow Hill  Donna Everhart
    R. The Moon in the Palace  Weina Dai Randel
    R. Simon the Fiddler   Paulette Jiles
    R. The Apothecary Rose  Candace Robb
    R. A Hundred Sweet Promises  Sepehr Haddad
    R. Deep River   Karl Marlantes
    R. Empress Orchid   Anchee Min
    R. The Blue   Nancy Bilyeau  (maybe Fugitive Colors as well)

    Added 12/30/2022

    R. The Thread Collectors  Shaunna Edwards and Alyson Richman
    R. The Marriage Portrait  Maggie O'Farrell

    R. Through a Darkening Glass  R.S. Maxwell
    R. A Tale of Two Citizens  Elyce Waberman
    R. The Forgotten Bookshop of Paris  Daisy Wood
    R. Emily's House  Amy Belding Brown


    R. The Distant Hours  Kate Morton
    R. The Midwife of Hope River  Patricia Harman
    R. A Dress of Violet Taffeta  Tessa Arlen
    Raphael, Painter in Rome  Stephanie Story
    * Please say Kaddish for Me  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
    Lady Magdalen  Robin Jenkins

    Added 12/31/2022

    The Adventuress: A Novelette (One Virtue and a Thousand Crimes Book 1)  Mira Kanehl

    Added 1/1/2023


    Paris by the Book  Liam Callanan
    Laughing Boy  Oliver La Farge
    The Women of Chateau LaFayette  Stephanie Day

    Added 1/19/2023

    Judah the Pious: A Novel  Francine Prose

    Added 1/30/2023

    River Sing Me Home  Eleanor Shearer
    Porcelain Moon  Janie Chang

    Lucy Tan's Circle of Women  Lisa See
    The Last White Rose  Alison Weir

    Added 2/13/2023

    Sons of Liberty  Matthew Speiser
    The Executives  Sarah Elizabeth Sawyer
    Beyond the Ghetto Gates  Michelle Cameron
    Remarkable Creatures  Tracy Chevalier
    The House on the Lagoon  Silvia Sierra

    Added 3/1/2023

    The Dressmakers of Prospect Heights  Kitty Zeldis
    Painting with Fire  Amanda Hughes
    The Mountains Sing
       Nguyen Phan Que Mai
    The Last Queen  Chitra B. Divakaruni

    Added Rachel 5/15/2023

    Threads of Treason  Mary Balo
    Windfall  Erika Bolstad
    The House of Riverton  Kate Morton
    Seamstress of New Orleans  Diane C. McPhail
    This Other Eden  Paul Harding

    1,000 White Women  Jim Fergus
    Girl in Hyacinth Blue  Susan Vreeland
    Judah the Pious  Francine Prose

    The Rice Mother  Rani Manicka
    The Paper Bracelet  Rachael English
    The Dark Ladies Mask  Mary Sharratt
    The Bookseller's Tale  Ann Swinton
    Aristotle and the Secrets of Life  Margaret Doody
    Mistress of Rome  Kate Quinn
    Fall of Giants  Ken Follett
    Kristin Lavransdatter  Sigrid Undset

    Added 5/30/2023

    Molokai A Novel  Alan Bennet
    Reindeer Moon  Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
    When the Apricots Bloom  Gina Wilkerson

    Added 7/2/2023

    Lady Tan's Circle of Women  Lisa See
    The Devil's Queen  Jeanne Kalogridis
    The Trackers  Charles Frazier
    The Last Wife  Susanna Moore
    All the Queen's Spies  Oliver Clements
    The Revolution of the Moon  Andrea Camilleri
    Weyward  Emilia Hart
    The Physicians Daughter  Martha Conway
    Falcon of Palermo  Maria Bordihn
    Loot  Tania James
    Killingly  Katherine Beutner
    Kaikeyi  V. Patel

    Added 7/7/2023


    The Life She Wanted  Anita Abriel
    On Killing Charles Dickens  Zadie Smith

    Added 8/30/2023

    The Kashmir Shawl  Rosie Thomas
    Booth  Karen Kay Fowler
    Fire Blossom  Sarah Lark
    Beyond the Pale  Elana Dykenwoman
    The Mayfair Bookshop  Eliza Knight
    Canary Girls  Jennifer Chiavarini
    The Exiles  Christina Baker Kline
    The Paris Assignment  Rhys Bowen
    The Living Reed  Pearl Buck
    Take My Hand  Polen Perkins-Valdez

    Added 2/27/2024

    The Linwoods  Catherine Maria Sedgewick
    Underground Railroad  Collin Whitehead
    The Fox Wife  Yangaze Choo
    The Phoenix Crown  Kate Quinn & Janie Chang
    In Praise of the Bees  Kristin Gleeson
    Hester  Laurie Lico Albanese
    Beyond that, the Sea  Laura Spence-Ash
    My Name is Ona Judge  Suzanne Harrison
    Matrix  Lauren Groll
    The Fraud  Zadie Smith
    Lions of Fifth Avenue  Fiona Davis
    The Nature of Fragile Things  Susan Meissmer
     The Quality of Mercy Faye Kellerman
    The Forgery of Venus  Michael Grieber
    The Berry Pickers  Amanda Peters
    The Frozen River  Ariel Lawhon
    Honors Kingdom  Owen Parry
    The Woman of the Green Dress  Tea Cooper
    Seven Locks  Christine Wade
    A Storm in the Stars  Don Zancanella 
    American Dutchess  Karen Harper
    The Other Princess - Queen Victoria's Goddaughter  Dennys Bryce
    The Secret Keeper  Kate Morton
    The Alice Network  Kate Quinn
    Prayers the Devil Answers  Sharon McCrumb
    Of Stone and Sky  Marryn Glover
    The Fraud  Zadie Smith 
    Queen Margot  Alexandre Dumas
    Knightess  Jeff Stein
    The Witching Tide  Margaret Meyer
    Geisha: A life  Mineko Iwaski

    Added 3/19/2024

    Great Divide Cristina Henriquez
    The Phoenix Crown  Kate Quinn and Janie Chang
    Beautiful Dreamer  Sarah Taylor 
    The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post  Allison Pataki
    The Other Princess  Jenny S. Bryce

    The Swan's Nest  Laura McNeal 
    A Most Intriguing Lady  Sarah Ferguson
    A Marriage of Lions  Elizabeth Chadwick
    The Seamstress  Frances DePontes Peebles

    Added 4/1/2024

    The Armor of Light  Ken Follet


     

    Women of Note

    If you enjoy reading about strong women who had a impact on the human story, then this class is for you! History is all about his-story. In this circle, we’ll read about the women who had a part in forming our world, her-story. You’ll be amazed at how many women made significant contributions that were ignored or attributed to men. We’ll read about the strong women who held the home front while men were off fighting, too. There’s a saying, “behind every great man, there was an even greater woman.” Come and find out who they were! This class begins October 7.

    The plan is to read biographical novels. Our first one is about a woman little known, but highly influential, the one hidden behind the man she influenced.

    My MacArthur  Cindy Fazzi

    Added 1/30/2023

    An Indiscreet Princess  Georgie Blalock
    The First Ladies  Marie Benedict
    Queen of Exiles  Vanessa Riley
    Invincible Miss Cust  Penny Haw
    Carolina Bright  Kianna Alexander
    Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post  Allison Pataki
    Her Hidden Genius  Marie Benedict

    2/13/2023

    Mad Woman  Louisa Treger

    Maybe...Coventry Women  Cathy Hunt (British Heroines from 1850-1950)

    Added 3/1/2023

    The Invisible Miss Cust  Penny Haw
    Too Soon the Night  (Empress Theodora)  James Conroyd Martin
    Woman, Captive, Rebel  Margaret Wilson

    Added 5/15/2023

    Monster  Mary Shelley
    St. Theresa  Barbara Mujica

    Added 7/2/2023

    Illuminations  Mary Sharratt

    Added 8/30/2023

    After Anne  Logan Steiner  (Lucy Maude Montgomery)
    In Her Own Right  Amanda Schiavo  (Lady Mary Tudor)

    Added 2/27/2024

    The Invincible Miss Cust 
    Rebel Queen  Michelle Moran
    The Last Tutor  Phillipa Gregory
    America's First Daughter  Stephanie Dray
    A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald  Therese Anne Fowler
    Josephine Baker's Last Dance  Sherry Jones
    Sister of the Lionheart  +Hilary Benford
    In the Shadow of the Empress  Nancy Goldstone
    Thousand Pieces of Gold  Ruthanne Mccunn
    Dictionary of Lost Words  Pip Williams
    The Engineer's Wife  Tracy Emerson
    Fifth Avenue Glamor Girl  Renee Rosen

     

    Bible Study

    Come read the Bible with me. This fall, starting October 4, we'll be studying the Gospel of John. Unlike the other gospels, John is not simply a story, but much more, and is notorious for being "difficult" to understand. We'll be using, The Good Wine: Reading God From the Center by Bruno Barnhart to unlock the message of John.

    I’ve studied the Bible all my life and have been a certified mentor for the University of the South for twenty years. All are welcome, regardless of faith practice, but please note that we will not be considering the Bible as inerrant truth, but rather a guide that contains many truths.

    History of Christianity

    Using Diarmond MacCullogh’s History of Christianity, The First Three Thousand Years, we’ll explore the influence of the faith that shaped world events for centuries. 

    Whispers of the Spirit

     A Faith Based Books Reading Circle

    This circle is for you if you wish to gain in your understanding of God and spirituality. We'll be reading and discussing these challenging books one chapter a week so that we can fully absorb the message the Spirit is whispering to us. The circle starts October 4 in the evening.

    Sabboth  Abraham Joshua Heschel
    Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul  John Phillip Newell
    Our Hearts are Restless  Richard Lischer
    Life and Ministry of the Messiah  Ray Vander Laan

    Future Circles in the works:

    Children’s Literature
    Classical Literature, American or European
    Stitch Along

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