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

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

The book for this month is  The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat, by Charles Kelsey Moore (2013, 307 pgs.) -starting with the 60’s Civil Rights Movement, a tale of the friendship of 3 high school  pals who frequent the title diner

 The reading list for the year is below:           

Jan 4        When Life Gives you Pears, by Jeannie Gaffigan (2019, 305 pgs.)

                     -a funny and heartfelt memoir from the wife of comedian Jim Gaffigan,

                      who recounts her battle with a pear-shaped brain tumor

Feb 1        Holy Envy, by Barbara Brown Taylor (2019, 238 pgs.)

                      -the author recalls teaching world religions to college students in rural Georgia

                      (AN UNREAD HOLDOVER FROM LAST SESSION)

Mar  1      Invisible Women:  Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, by Caroline Criado-Perez

                    (2019, 411 pgs.)

                    -in a world largely built by and for men, how half the population is systematically

                     ignored

Apr 5        There, There, by Tommy Orange (2018, 290 pgs.)

                     -12 urban Native Americans travel to Oakland for a powwow, in this 2019

                       Pulitzer Prize finalist for fiction

                    (AN UNREAD HOLDOVER FROM LAST SESSION)

May 3       When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi  (2016, 228 pgs.)

                       -a terminally ill physician muses on the meaning of life in this memoir

June 7       American Dirt, by Jeannie Cummins (2019, 386 pgs.)

                       -in this controversial novel, a middle class woman and her son flee from

                         a drug cartel and become Mexican migrants heading north