The Readers Roundtable gathers the second Wednesday of the month, 7:00-8:30 PM in the Advocate House to talk about a book selected by those who participated in the Roundtable the previous month. Books are largely fiction, but are not limited to fiction.
Books so far have included Rachel Held Evans’ Searching for Sunday, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Mary Doris Russell’s The Sparrow, and Mary Oliver’s Thirst, Leif Enger’s Peace Like a River, Wendell Berry’s A Place on Earth, and Louise Erdrich’s Last Report on the Miracles of Little No Horse.
Each month the conversation is open to everyone and their friends.
In the season ahead, here are the books that will be discussed:
Readers’ Roundtable – Fall ’19 – Spring ’20 Selections
Second Wednesday of the Month, 7:00-8:30 PM
At the Church House
October 9: Everything Happens for a Reason, and Other Lies I’ve Loved, by Kate Bowler. The frank and funny, dark and wise story of this Duke Divinity School professor, who re-examines her understanding of life through a terminal illness.
November 13: A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles. An aristocrat under house arrest in a luxury hotel under Bolshevik rule discovers purpose in this humorously descriptive novel.
January 8: Ten Poems to Change Your Life, by Roger Housden. Ten heart-stirring poems which, along with the author’s reflections, may be a useful Epiphany meditation.
February 12: The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison’s first novel provokes questions about race, class and gender.
May 13: The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood. The critically acclaimed sequel to The Handmaid’s tale, taking place more than fifteen years later. The lives of three radically different women converge in Gilead.
The Readers’ Roundtable meets at 7 – 8:30 pm in the Advocate House.
All are welcome!
Whether you’ve read the book or not, all are always welcome to join in the conversation!
For further information, contact Hilda Bukowski: firstname.lastname@example.org