Grace Book Group 2017

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The Grace Book Group cordially invites you to join in a lively, always interesting book discussion on the second Tuesday of each month, from January through October.

Below is the schedule of books to be discussed in 2017, including the date of discussion, the book title, author’s name, and the discussion leader’s name for each month. Come whenever it suits your own schedule, and bring a friend along if you wish.

The Grace Book Group meets in the church parlor at 7:00 PM each month. If you are not able to join in the discussions, the book group’s list will still provide you with some very good reading recommendations.

On February 14 we will gather to discuss When Breath Becomes Air, by Dr. Paul Kalanithi. At the age of 36,on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying; next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that the future he and his wife imagined evaporated.

March 14 – Women of the Silk, by Gail Tsukiyama (Donna Linton)

April 11 – The Good Lord Bird, by James McBride (Janet Neumar)

May 9 – Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, by Dai Sijie (Bev Wagaman)

June 13 – The Round House, by Louise Erdrich (Brenda Hayasaka)

July 11 – The Paris Architect, by Charles Belfoure (Joyce Loiseau)

August 8 – The Secret Chord, by Geraldine Brooks (Nan Yoder)

September 12 – The 100-Year-Old Man, Who Climbed out a Window and Disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson (Carol Main)

October 10 – The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, by Mitch Albom (Barbara Andersen)

November 14 – Gathering to discuss book recommendations for 2018

Announcement of cancellations or postponements due to inclement weather will be sent to each regular participant of the group via email by 5:30 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. If unsure about the status of the group’s discussion get-together any particular month, phone Sue Smith at 394-4787.