Autumn Book Group

Join Pastor Bill and others for a monthly book group this autumn reading the titles below. If you’d be interested, call or email the office. We’ll set dates and times for each monthly meeting once we see who’s taking part.

October 1:
The Storied Life of A J Fikry – Gabrielle Zevin
Widower A. J. Fikry has given up on people and the bookstore he began years ago with his wife. Maintaining the daily routines are a burden without joy – until a baby is left on his doorstep and life begins to transform. For lovers of books and people who celebrate the power of love.

Later October:
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce
When a man gets a letter telling him that a former co-worker is dying of cancer, instead of writing back a short note, he walks across England to see her. “I will keep walking, and she must keep living,” he tells the staff at St. Bernadine’s Hospice. A brilliant exploration of faith in the modern age.

November:
We Are Called to Rise – Laura McBride
A powerful story of four people with connections to Las Vegas: Avis, whose marriage is ending just as it was redeeming a nightmarish past; Roberta, who is saving the world one child at a time; Bashkim, a six-year-old Albanian boy whose struggling family are resettled political exiles and Luis, Iraq war vet in desperate crisis. What unfolds is heartbreaking and life-affirming.

December:
The Magician’s Elephant – Kate DiCamillo
A fortuneteller he isn’t supposed to visit tells Peter two astonishing things: His sister is still alive, and an elephant will lead him to her. A children’s story of hope for our grown-up Christmas musings.

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