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Not For Men Only

First off, let's say this book club is open to anyone of any gender. The reading choices will be books that generally appeal to male readers. Members or interested attendees should send their name and email address to Jim Parina at jim.parina@gmail.com so that they can be notified of any last minute changes.  The group meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m.


  • January 8: Finding Me by Viola Davis
  • February 12: The Paris Library by Janet Skelein Charles
  • March 11: Poverty, By America by Matthew Desmond
  • April 8: A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum 
  • May 13: The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn 
  • June 10: Crow Mary by Kathleen Grissom
  • July 8: Dinners with Ruth by Nina Totenberg
  • August 12: The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin
  • September 9: The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich
  • October 14: The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  • November 11: Wastelands by Corban Addison
Finding Me: An Oprah's Book Club Pick By Viola Davis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063037366
Availability: On our shelves
Published: HarperOne - April 4th, 2023


The Paris Library: A Novel By Janet Skeslien Charles Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982134204
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Atria Books - March 1st, 2022

An instant New York Times, Washington Post, and USA TODAY bestseller—based on the true story of the heroic librarians at the American Library in Paris during World War II—The Paris Library is a moving and unforgettable “ode to the importance of libraries, books, and the human connections we find within both” (Kristin Harmel, New York Times

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Poverty, by America By Matthew Desmond Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593239919
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Published: Crown - March 21st, 2023

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Evicted reimagines the debate on poverty, making a “provocative and compelling” (NPR) argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it.

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A Woman Is No Man: A Read with Jenna Pick By Etaf Rum Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062699770
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Harper Perennial - February 4th, 2020

A Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist for Best Fiction and Best Debut • BookBrowse's Best Book of the Year • A Marie Claire Best Women's Fiction of the Year • A Real Simple Best Book of the Year • A PopSugar Best Book of the Year All Written By Females • A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • A

The Diamond Eye: A Novel By Kate Quinn Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063144705
Availability: On our shelves
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 14th, 2023

New York Times Bestseller

The bestselling author of The Rose Code returns with an unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper. Based on a true story.

Crow Mary: A Novel By Kathleen Grissom Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476748481
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Atria Books - March 12th, 2024

The New York Times bestselling author of the book club classics The Kitchen House and Glory Over Everything returns with a sweeping and “richly detailed story of a woman caught between two cultures” (Sandra Dallas, New York Times bestselling author) inspired by the real life of Crow Mary—an Indigenous woman in 19th-century North America.

Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships By Nina Totenberg Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982188092
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Simon & Schuster - March 5th, 2024

Celebrated NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg delivers an extraordinary memoir of her personal successes, struggles, and life-affirming relationships, including her beautiful friendship of nearly fifty years with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Four years before Nina Totenberg was hired at NPR, where she cemented her legacy as a prizewinning reporter, and nearly twenty-two y

The Last Bookshop in London: A Novel of World War II By Madeline Martin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335284808
Availability: BACKORDERED
Published: Hanover Square Press - April 6th, 2021


"An irresistible tale which showcases the transformative power of literacy, reminding us of the hope and sanctuary our neighborhood bookstores offer during the perilous trials of war and unrest."

--KIM MICHELE RICHARDSON, author of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II By Svetlana Alexievich, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by) Cover Image
By Svetlana Alexievich, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780399588747
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 3rd, 2018

A long-awaited English translation of the groundbreaking oral history of women in World War II across Europe and Russia—from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature


The Catcher in the Rye By J. D. Salinger Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316769174
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Back Bay Books - January 30th, 2001

The "brilliant, funny, meaningful novel" (The New Yorker) that established J. D. Salinger as a leading voice in American literature--and that has instilled in millions of readers around the world a lifelong love of books.

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Wastelands: The True Story of Farm Country on Trial By Corban Addison, John Grisham (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Corban Addison, John Grisham (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780593315323
Availability: Ships from warehouse to store in 3-6 business days
Published: Vintage - September 19th, 2023

"Beautifully written, impeccably researched, and told with the air of suspense that few writers can handle, Wastelands is a story I wish I had written." —From the Foreword by John Grisham

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