The Book Group meets generally the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at UUSD in the Gathering Room. Bobbi Dunham is the Book Group Coordinator, 302-644-2207. 

Jan. 2Stonewall, author:  Ann Bausum — The first history of gay rights written for teen readers but appropriate for all ages. Nonfiction. Facilitator:  Karen Lunstead.

Feb. 6Jitterbug Perfume, author:  Tom Robbins — This saga involves a very old blue bottle embossed with the image of a horned goat. Could the liquid in the bottle contain the essence of the universe? Facilitator:   Jan Daily.

March 6 — Hope in the Dark, Wild Possibilities, written by Rebecca Solnit. The author makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world where the future seems uncertain and unknowable. Alex LeClaire will facilitate. 

April 3Did You Ever Have a Life, author:  Bill Clegg — This novel tells the story of a tragedy in a small Connecticut town and how those touched by the event are changed as truths emerge. Forgiveness and hope are its main themes. Facilitator:   Bobbi Dunham

May 1Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence, author:  Matthew Sanford — At age 13, following a car accident, Matt was paralyzed from the chest down. He became a yoga instructor and started a non-profit foundation. Facilitator:  Lew Maurer

June 5My Name is Lucy Barton, author:  Elizabeth Strout — In this novel a simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the tender relationship between mother and daughter. Facilitator:  Claire O’Meara.

July 10Being Mortal: Medicine and What Happens in the End, author:  Atul Gawande — The author faces the most difficult challenges of his profession: how medicine cannot only improve life, but also the process of its ending. Facilitator:  Catherine Harris

Aug. 7Whatever Happened to Interracial Love,  author:  Kathleen Collins — In these short stories the author explores deep and far reaching issues — race, gender, family, and sexuality. Facilitator:  Linda Marsden.  

Sept. 11Gilded Years, author:  Karin Tababe — This novel takes place in 1897, telling the story of a young black woman, passing for white, who attends Vassar and what could happen if her “secret” is discovered. Facilitator:  Pat Rockett.

Oct. 2The Warmth of Other Suns, author:  Isabel Wilkerson — This book tells the little known story of the decades-long migration — 1915-1970 —of over 6 million blacks from the south to a better life in northern and western cities. Facilitator:  Sharon Herb. 

Nov. 6Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities, author: Rebecca Solnit — The author makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world where the future seems uncertain and unknowable. Facilitator:  Alex LeClaire.

Dec. 4 — Potluck and book selection for 2018