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 Toni Morrison’s Beloved and 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,
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 – Summer 2019
Second Wednesday of the Month, 7:00-8:30 PM
At the Church House
July 10: Cape Fear Rising, by Philip Gerard
Historical fiction based on the racial massacre and political coup in Wilmington, NC in 1898. Wilmington was the economic center of North Carolina and black citizens outnumbered whites 2:1. In describing the social, political and economic forces that led to the uprising, Gerard lays bare the racial tensions that continue to this day.
August 14: Searching for Sunday, by Rachel Held Evans
At the time of Evans’ recent untimely death (at age 37), the Christian blogger and author had a large following of readers and fans who identify with her journey from evangelical “certainty” to Episcopal “acceptance of doubt and questioning.” Searching for Sunday is a series of stories, told around the church’s sacraments, that offer a way to re-discover the church to those who have been disillusioned or frustrated.
September 11: The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse, by Louise Erdich
An imaginative novel that spans 90 years of interrelated Native American families in North Dakota. Erdich’s complex characters and plot center around the story of Father Damien, who is actually a woman, and his ministry among the deeply spiritual Ojibwa on the Little No Horse reservation in the early 20th century.
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