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 firstname.lastname@example.org so that they can be notified of any last minute changes. The group meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m.
Jan 13 – The Last Castle, Denise Kiernan
Feb 10 - Ragtime, E.L. Doctorow
Mar 9 – A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers
April 13 - Ohio, Stephen Markley
May 11 - Becoming, Michelle Obama
June 8 - The Kitchen House, Kathleen Grissom
July 13 - The Soul of America, Jon Meacham
Aug 10 - Rules of Civility, Amor Towles
Sept. 14 - The Yellow House, Sarah Broom
Oct 12 - The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
Nov 9 - A Path Appears, Nicholas Kristof
Dec 14 - Virgil Wander, Leif Enger
Jan 11, 2021 - The Home that was Our Country, Alia Malek
A New York Times bestseller with an "engaging narrative and array of detail” (The Wall Street Journal), the “intimate and sweeping” (Raleigh News & Observer) untold, true story behind the Biltmore Estate—the largest, grandest private residence in North America, which has seen more than 120 years of history pass by its front door.
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time
Published in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be. An extraordinary tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century and the First World War.
"This is a beautifully ragged, laugh-out-loud funny and utterly unforgettable book." —San Francisco Chronicle
Pulitzer Prize Finalist
“Extraordinary...beautifully precise...[an] earnestly ambitious debut.” —The New York Times Book Review
“A wild, angry, and devastating masterpiece of a book.” —NPR
“[A] descendent of the Dickensian ‘social novel’ by way of Jonathan Franzen: epic fiction that lays bare contemporary culture clashes, showin
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER
Kathleen Grissom, New York Times bestselling author of the highly anticipated Glory Over Everything, established herself as a remarkable new talent with The Kitchen House, now a contemporary classic.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The Christian Science Monitor • Southern Living
From the New York Times-bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow, a “sharply stylish” (Boston Globe) novel of a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society—now with over one million readers worldwide
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSLLER
Winner of the 2019 National Book Award in Nonfiction
A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East.
#1 New York Times bestseller
Look for The Testaments, the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, available now.
With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn explore how altruism affects us, what are the markers for success, and how to avoid the pitfalls.
The first novel in ten years from award-winning, bestselling author Leif Enger, Virgil Wander is a sweeping story of new beginnings against all odds that follows the inhabitants of a hard luck town in their quest to revive its flagging heart.
Alia Malek weaves a lyrical narrative around the history of her family's apartment building in the heart of Damascus, the many lives that crossed in the stairwell, and how the fates of her neighbors reflect the fate of her country.
Reading Group Guide Included