St. Mary’s Book Discussion Group | October 10 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, except for Labor Day and October

 The reading list for the 2022-2023 year is below:                       

10/3 Under the Udala Trees, by Chinelo Okparanta (2015 328 pgs./F)
-a girl finds forbidden love in war-torn Nigeria

11/7 How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, by Bill Gates (2021, 288 pgs.)
-the tech mogul offers solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

12/5 Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church, by Rachel
Held Evans (2015, 268 pgs.)
-the late author seeks to understand the Church and her place in it

1/9 On Girlhood, edited by Glory Edim (2021, 200 pgs./F)
15 black female authors, including Toni Morrison, tackle adolescence

2/6 Nomadland: Surviving in the 21 st Century, by Jessica Bruder (2017, 273 pgs.)
-the basis for 2021’s Oscar winner explores the dark side of our economy

3/6 The Personal Librarian, by Marie Benedict and Victoria C. Murray (2021,
341 pgs./F)
-historical fiction about J.P. Morgan’s employee who passed for white

4/3 The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town, by Brian
Alexander (2021, 320 pgs.)
-recounts the struggle for survival of a small town hospital

5/1 Cokie: A Life Well Lived, by Steven B. Roberts (2021, 272 pgs.)
-the journalist’s widower defines her legacy as a trailblazer for women

6/5 How to Pronounce Knife, by Souvankham Thammavongsa (2020,
192 pgs./F)
-short stories exploring the lives of Lao immigrants