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January 4 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 6, 2022
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, formerly at participants’ homes, and now on Zoom. The group reads both fiction and nonfiction books, most of which deal with moral or social issues. The list of 2022 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 make sure our Zoom groups are secure and safe, we do not publicly list the Zoom Meeting IDs. To receive the Meeting ID and the upcoming book selections, please click here. Not sure how to use Zoom video conferencing? Click here to learn how to easily set up and use Zoom.
Book Group Choices 2022
- “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum, scheduled for January, the well-known children’s novel.
- “The Night Watchman” by Louise Erdrich, scheduled for February. Historical fiction, set in 1950s on Turtle Mountain Chippewa reservation in North Dakota.
- “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett, scheduled for March. Historical fiction, about twin light-skinned African-American women, one of whom decides to pass for, or identify as, white and the other lives as an African American.
- “Paul: a very short introduction” by E.P. Sanders, scheduled for April. Nonfiction, about the apostle’s thoughts and the debates around him, and attempts to reconcile different parts of theology, by a prominent scholar.
- “Bring out your dead” by J.H. Powell. Nonfiction, about the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia in 1793.
- “The Kew Gardens Girls” by Posy Lovell. Novel, historical fiction, about women working in England during World War I, and what was going on around them.
- “The Green Knight” by Iris Murdoch. Novel, partly a mystery, religious overtones.
- “Good Morning Midnight” by Lily Brooks-Dalton. Novel, science fiction or speculative fiction, humans dealing with post-apocalyptic situation.
- “The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood” by Sy Montgomery, a sort of pigography, but maybe more about human life.
- “Kitchen Confidential” by Anthony Bourdain. Nonfiction, memoir by the famous chef.
- “Mother Night” by Kurt Vonnegut. Novel, about a fictional American Nazi propagandist.
- “Falling Upward” by Richard Rohr. Nonfiction, about the two halves of life, mostly about the second.