Book Groups

TUESDAY MORNINGS, 9:00AM, Room 030, 9am-10:30am
The Tuesday Morning Book Group will resume on October 16, 9:00a.m. to 10:30a.m.  in the Fireplace Room, discussing material on a wide range of contemporary theological and faith issues. This series will meet through December 11.  The selected book will be announced in the coming weeks.  Contact Karen Blanchard at kblanchard@kirkwoodpres.org.

 

WEDNESDAY MORNING BOOK GROUP, 9AM, Room 029
September 19-October 10
Join Dr. Holyan for a discussion of Robert J. Wicks’ Riding the Dragon, 10 Lessons for Inner Strength in Challenging Times. This book offers insightful wisdom about how to befriend challenges rather than conquer them – an approach that is friendly and gentle to one’s soul. Books are available in the office for $12.00. Unlike prior classes, you are encourage to read through the end of Lesson 2: Recognize Your Renewal Zones (p. 41) prior to the first meeting on September 19.

 

FOURTH WEDNESDAY BOOK GROUPS, 1:30PM, Room 029
October 24.: Us Against You, By Fredrick Backman who wrote A Man Called Ove.  The book tells the story of those involved in the sport of hockey, “the Friday night lights” part of a community  changed by an event that begins to unravel the uneasy relationship between people of two small towns.      Backman writes with great wisdom about the everyday challenges of life and how they are impacted by unexpected events.

November 28:  The Vinegar Girl, by the familiar author, Anne Tyler. This book is a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s play, The Taming of the Shrew. While this is a change of pace for Tyler’s usual style, she is still creating  characters that you care about even when they quirky and are likely to drive you crazy! 

January 23:  The Atomic City Girls, by Janet Beard.  This novel explores the issues, experiences and history of a part of World War II. We learn about the work being done on the Manhattan Project focusing on women living their everyday lives and pursuing dreams while working on one of the aspects of the war that shaped all their lives.

February 27: The Nest, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, is the story of a family dealing with issues of inheritance and money and the unsettling challenges it creates. 

March 27: Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee, explores the topic of immigrants, sacrifice, and love focused on a character who leaves her homeland in order to choose her own future.

Join us each session for discussions and reflection. If you have questions contact Karen at kblanchard@kirkwoodpres.org