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

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

 Nov 4       The Cooked Seed, by Anchee Min, ( 2013, 361 pgs.)
                     -a survivor of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
                       recounts her new life  in America. First stop: Chicago!                       

Dec 2       Music for Wartime, by Rebecca Makkai, ( 2015, 228 pgs.)
                   -a short story collection from a 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist

Jan 6        A Year by the Sea, by Joan Anderson, (1999, 195 pgs.)        
                    a woman tries to find herself during a break from marriage                  -

Feb 3       Forged in Crisis, by Nancy Koehn, (2017, 517 pgs.)
                   -profiles of 5 leaders who were effective during hard times

Mar 2      Unearthed, by Alexandra Risen, (2016, 271 pgs.)
                   -a memoir from a woman who digs into her past while rehabilitating her garden

Apr 6       There There, by Tommy Orange, (2018, 294 pgs.)
                   -12 urban Native Americans travel to Oakland for a powwow in this
                   2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist for fiction             

May 4      Holy Envy, by Barbara Brown Taylor, (2019, 238 pgs.)
                     -the author recounts teaching world religions to college students in rural
                      Georgia

Jun 1       Educated, by Tara Westover, (2018, 334 pgs.)
                   -in this true story, a survivalist’s daughter starts her education at age 17