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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Book Club

The Pilgrim House Book Club meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 1:30pm at members' homes or at Pilgrim House. Dates and times may change a few times a year so please check the Calendar for the next meeting. The group is open to all PH members and friends. If you are interested in participating or have questions, contact Cynthia LeBlanc.

2024 Schedule - All meetings starting at 1:30pm

January 25 - A Fever in the Heartland by Timothy Egan

February 22 - Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

March 28 The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.

April 25 Goodnight Irene by Luis Urrea

May 23 The Wind Knows My Name by Isabel Allende

June - No Meeting

July 25 Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. Annual summer gathering at LeBlanc’s.

August 22 Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

September 26 Becoming Madam Secretary by Stephanie Dray

October 24 Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

2023 Schedule - All Meetings starting at 1:30pm

January 26 at Don Wahlberg’s or Zoom if weather doesn’t cooperate. Murder on the Red River by Marcie Rendon.

February 23 - The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian

March 23 - The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Phillipp Sendker.

April 27 - The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore.

May 25 - The Woman All Spies Fear : Code Breaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman and Her Hidden Life by Amy Greenfield. This is a young adult book at the libraries.

July 27, 4pm - Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

August 24, 1:30 at Dee Buth’s - The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian

September 28, 1:30 - Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

October 26 1:30 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

November - no meeting

December 14, 1:30 - Holiday gathering at LeBlanc’s. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman.

2022 Schedule - All Meetings starting at 3:00pm

January 27 via Zoom - Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

February 24 via Zoom - West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge

March 24 - V2 by Robert Harris

April 28, Hybrid at PH 3:00. "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean.

May 26, Place TBD, 3:00. "The Last Nomad" by Shugri Said Salh

June - no meeting

July 28, Annual Potluck at LeBlanc’s, 3:00. "The Rose Code" by Kate Quinn.

August - no meeting

September 22 - "Turn Right at Machu Picchu" by Mark Adams

October 27, 3:00pm - "Hudson Bay Bound: Two Women, One Dog, Two Thousand Miles to the Arctic" by Natalie Warren

December 8, 2:00pm - "The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules" by C. Ingelman-Sundberg.

2021 Schedule - All Meetings starting at 3:00pm

Jan 28 - Daughters of Yalta by Catherine Katz

Feb 25 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Mar 25 - For Love of a River: The Minnesota by Darby Nelson

Apr 22 - The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli

May 27 - The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

June - no meeting

July 22 - Virgil Wander by Leif Enger

August 26 - The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

September 30 - The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

October 28 - Apeirogon by Colum McCann

December 9 - Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

2020 Schedule - All Meetings starting at 4:00pm

January 23 - In an Instant by Bob and Lee Woodruff. Hosts Bob and Candy at Pilgrim House.

February 27 - Digging to America by Anne Tyler. Hosts Carol and Fred.

March 26 - Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 23 Judy Rohde will host either at her home or PH. The book is The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede.

May 28 The Soul of America by Jon Meacham and Dee will lead our discussion.

June 23 at 4:00. Tentatively in Pilgrim House parking lot. Elementary She Read: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery by Vicki Delany. Or share some other light reading if you prefer. We are planning on this being a casual, social time meeting.

July 23 will be the annual summer potluck at the LeBlancs or Pilgrim House. The book is The Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand.

August 27 - A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota by Sun Yung Shin tentatively at Turtle Lake Park.

September 24 - The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See via Zoom.

October 22 - Beartown by Fredrik Backman via Zoom.

November 19 - Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of An Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in WWII by Vicki Croke via Zoom.

Dec 17 - The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

2019 Schedule - All Meetings starting at 4:00pm

January 24 - Beloved Child by Diane Wilson.

February 28 - Endurance : A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly.

March 28 - The Lightkeeper’s Daughters by Jean Pendziwol.

April 25 - Wonder by R. J. Palacio.

May 23 - Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.

June - News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

July 25 - Marcel’s Letters by Carolyn Porter.

August 22 - Temptation to Be Happy by Lorenzo Marone.

September 26 - Educated by Tara Westover.

October 24 - Becoming by Michelle Obama.

December 3 - share titles of recommended books.

2018 Schedule - All Meetings starting at 5:30 pm

January 25 - Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.

February 22 - We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves by Karen Fowler.

March 22 - Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.

April 26 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

May 24 -The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck.

June - My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith

July 26 - The Big Marsh by Cheri Register.

August 23 - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.

September 27 - Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.

October 25 - Radium Girls by Kate Moore.

2017 Schedule - All Meetings starting at 5:30 pm

January 26 - Lighthouse Road by Peter Geye

February 23 - The Senator Next Door by Amy Klobuchar

March 23 - River of Earth by James Still

April 27 - Five Presidents by Clint Hill

May 25 at Carol Green’s - The Bohemian Flats

June Bike Trip - By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates

July 27 - Five Presidents by Clint Hill or Area 51 by Annie Jacobsen

August 24 - Judy Potter’s, A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

September 28 - Sharon and Gary Borg’s The Third Reconstruction by Dr. William Barber

October 26 - Judy Rohde’s Song Poet : A Memoir of My Father by Kao Kalia Yang

November 30 - a book of your choice.

2016 Schedule - All Meetings starting at 5:30 pm

January 28 - at Darlene Joyce’s The Witches by Stacy Schiff

February 25 - Think South How We Got Six Dogs and Forty Men Across Antarctica by Kathy De Moll

March 24 - The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness by Kyung-sook Shin

April 28 - Sisters-in-Law : How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman

May 26 - The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

June 8 - "Iron River" by William Kent Krueger or "The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco : A Book Club Mystery" by Laura DiSilverio

July 28 - Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 by Daniel James Brown

August 25 - "Rosemary : The Hidden Kennedy Daughter" by Kate Clifford Larson

September 22 - "Maud’s Line" by Margaret Verble.

October 27 "Red Notice" by Bill Browder

November 30 - Share a book

2015 Schedule - All Meetings starting at 5:30 pm

January 22 - Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

February 26 - Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

March 26 - City of Lies by Ramita Navai

April 23 - Alice:Alice Roosevelt Longworth by Stacy Cordery

May 28 - Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

June - Hello From the Gillespies by Monica McInerney

July 23 - Jelly’s Gold by David Housewright

August 27 - book to be determined

September 24 -All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

October 22 - Dead Wake : The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

December 9 "good read"

2014 Schedule - All Meetings at 7:00 pm unless noted

January 23 Orphan Train by Christina Kline.

February 27 Dreams of My Russian Summer (first of a trilogy) by Andrei Makine.

March 27 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup.

April 24 Round House by Louise Erdrich.

May 22 Transatlantic by Colin McCann.

June 12 One Summer America 1927 by Bill Bryson.

July 24 100 Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

August 28 Book to be determined.

September 25 End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe.

October 23 I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.

December 10 Book not determined.

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