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 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.
“Kitchen Confidential” by Anthony Bourdain, scheduled for May. Nonfiction, memoir by the famous chef.
“Mother Night” by Kurt Vonnegut, scheduled for June. Novel, about a fictional American Nazi propagandist.
“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.
“Falling Upward” by Richard Rohr. Nonfiction, about the two halves of life, mostly about the second.
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