St. Mary’s Book Discussion Group | October 4 at 7 PM

We meet from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in The Grauer Lounge on the first Monday of each month

 The reading list for the 2021-2022 year is below:      

 Oct   4     Grounded:  Finding God in the World (2015, 323 pgs.), by Diana Butler Bass
                   -the Christian historian describes today’s major transformation in how
                    people understand and experience God

Nov  1     Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (2009, 290 pgs.), by Jamie Ford (F)
                   -a present day Chinese-American recalls his childhood love, a Japanese-
                    American girl who was sent to an internment camp in the 1940’s

Dec   6     No Time Like the Future (2020, 238 pgs.), by Michael J. Fox
                   -the actor’s moving account of resilience, hope, fear, and mortality                

Jan    3     Consider the Women: A Provocative Guide to Three Matriarchs in the
                   Bible (2019, 225 pgs.), by Debbie Blue
                   -a new look at 3 key women in the Bible—Hagar, Esther, and Mary—and
                    their influence on the Abrahamic religions

Feb   7     The King of Confidence (2020, 401 pgs.), by Miles Harvey
                   -the true story of James Strang, a 19th century con man, with ties to
                    early Mormonism and parallels within the present day

Mar  7     How to be an Antiracist (2019, 305 pgs.), by Ibram X. Kendi
                   -the author asks us what an antiracist society might look like and what
                    role we can play in achieving it                    

Apr   4     Border Child (2017, 254 pgs.), by Michel Stone (F)
                   -a Mexican couple attempt to reclaim their missing daughter after an
                    abortive border crossing

May 2     The Vanishing Half (2020, 343 pgs.), by Brit Bennett (F)
                   -a decades-long tale of 2 sisters, one whom is passing for white, and their daughters

Jun   6      Evicted:  Poverty & Profit in the American City (2016, 418 pgs), by Matthew Desmond
                   -follows 8 families in Milwaukee struggling to keep a roof over their heads