Join Executive Pastor Millie Snyder for lunch and a literary smorgasbord. Join us on monthly, September-April, at 12:30 p.m. in A-106.
Together we will chew on the spiritual and moral dilemmas posed by this diverse literary sampling. Bring your own lunch. The Church provides iced tea and water.
2018/2019 Reading List
September 13 Chemistry, by Weike Wang
Three years into her graduate studies at a demanding Boston
October 11 Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch
From the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy, Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-
November 8 Miss Burma, by Charmaine Craig
A beautiful and poignant story of one family during the most violent and turbulent years of world history, Miss Burma is a powerful novel of love and war, colonialism and ethnicity, and the ties of blood.
December 13 The Ninth Hour, by Alice McDermott
A magnificent new novel from one of America’s finest writers—a powerfully affecting story spanning the twentieth century of a widow and her daughter and the nuns who serve their Irish-American community in Brooklyn.
January 10 The Confusion of Languages, by Siobhan Fallon
A searing debut novel from the award-winning author of You
February 14 The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
March 21 *Note Date Change* American War, by Omar El Akkad
An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.
April 11 The Immortalists, by Chloe Benjamin
It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes.
May 16 *Note Date Change* The Almost Sisters, by Joshilyn Jackson
With empathy, grace, humor, and piercing insight, the author of Gods in Alabama pens a powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality – the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are.