Event Series: Book Group
June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The St. Peter’s Book Group has been around at least 20 years, and is going strong. It meets the first Tuesday of each month. The group reads both fiction and nonfiction books, most of which deal with moral or social issues. The list of 2023 books is below.
The St. Peter’s Book Group is set up to encourage readers to come and go as selections attract them. We welcome newcomers, occasional participants, and regular participants alike. To request the meeting location for the St. Peter’s Book Group, click here.
Book Group Choices 2023
- “The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom, for discussion in February. Memoir of Dutch Christian woman who hid Jews during World War II and was caught and sent to concentration camps.
- “Never Caught” by Erica Arnstrong Dunbar, for discussion in March. Nonfiction. About the escape from slavery of a woman from George Washington’s household.
- “The Thursday Murder Club” by Richard Osman, for discussion in April. Fiction about amateur detectives in a retirement village.
- “Horse” by Geraldine Brooks, for discussion in May. Historical fiction, set in mid 1850s (goes back and forth between 1850s and 2020), about lives of a famous racehorse and his enslaved trainer.
- “On Juneteenth” by Annette Gordon Reed, for discussion in June. Memoir and historical essays.
- “Dead Souls” by Nikolai Gogol. Satiric novel about a character trying to pass himself off as the wealthy owner of serfs by purchasing dead serfs whose names were on tax records.
- “Boom Town” by Sam Anderson. Nonfiction, about founding of Oklahoma City.
- “A Clergyman’s Daughter” by George Orwell. Novel whose main character wanders around 1930s lower class Britain (not fantasy or set in future).
- “Plain Truth” by Jodie Picault. Mystery novel featuring Amish social life and the investigation into the circumstances of a dead infant discovered in a barn. Set in Lancaster County.
- “Klara and the Sun” by Kazuo Ishiguro. Fiction, set in possible near future, about tech dependent teens & their Artificial Intelligence “friends.”
- “A Pilgrimage to Eternity” Timothy Egan. Memoir of retracing a medieval pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome.