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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Novel Exchange Book Club

The Novel Exchange book club meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month. We meet at 12:30 pm. Check the calendar for the next meeting date. The group is open to all PH members and friends. If you have questions or are interested in joining the group contact Mary Carlson. When the group formed, we adopted a set of guidelines. These guide our group and are open to revision as needed.

The guidelines for this book club are in the pdf file NovelExchangeGuidelines2020.pdf

2024 Novel Exchange books for discussion:

Jan 24: "This is Your Mind on Plants" by Michael Pollan

Feb. 28: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Mar. 27: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

April 24: Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

May 22: Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

June 26: A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest Gaines

2023 Novel Exchange books for discussion:

June 28 - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.

July 26 - The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer

August 23 - All the Broken Piece by Ann E Burg

September 27 - The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

October 25 - Wild by Cheryl Strayed

No November meeting

December 6 - Social time, and book to be determined

2022 Novel Exchange books for discussion:

January 26 - Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

February 23 - Vacationland by Sarah Stonich

March 23 - The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict

April 27 - The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

May 25 - For Love of a River: the Minnesota by Darby Nelson

June 22 - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

July 27 - The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

August 24 - Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Gold Gelman

September 28 - All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle

October 26 - Owls of the Eastern Ice by Jonathon C. Slaght

November 23 - The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

2021 Novel Exchange books for discussion:

We are currently meeting outdoors in a park as weather permits. Beginning in October, we will meet at Pilgrim House.

January 27, 2021 - H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

February 24 - The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

March 24 - Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich (Mary C said I could choose one of her books)

April 28 - Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

May - The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

June - The Poisoned City by Anna Clark

July - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

August - Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

September - Braiding Sweetgrass y Robin Kimmerer

October 27: Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard

November 17 - Virgil Wander by Lief Enger.

December 8 - poetry theme

2020 Novel Exchange books for discussion:

January 22 Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah

February 26 At the Wolf’s Table, by Rosalina Postorino

March 25 The Magic Bullet: a locked room mystery featuring Shadwell Rafferty and Sherlock Holmes, by Larry Millett (local author)

April 22 The Orchardist, by Amanda Coplin

May 27 The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

June 24 Give a Girl a Knife, by Amy Thielen (memoir)

July 22 People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks

August 26 Iron Lake, by William Kent Krueger

September 23 TBD

October 28 The Overstory, by Richard Powers

December 2 Poetry theme

Book discussion information for 2019:

The guidelines for this book club are in the pdf file NovelExchangeGuidelines2019.pdf

January 23 - White Trash by Nancy Isenberg. Discussion leader Nancy Olson

February 27 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Discussion leader Mary Carlson

March 27 - Dear Mrs. Bird by A J Pearce. Discussion leader Sharon Borg

April 24 - Becoming by Michelle Obama. Discussion leader Les Rogers

May 22 - Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty. Discussion leader Mary Ryan

June 26 - When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. Discussion leader Nancy Olson

July 24 - Dead Wake by Eric Larson. Discussion leader Mary Carlson

August 28 - At the Wolf’s Table by Rosella Postorino

September 25 - In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

October 23 - Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari

No November meeting

December 4 - Poetry theme

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