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. 2 — Stonewall, author: Ann Bausum — The first history of gay rights written for teen readers but appropriate for all ages. Nonfiction. Facilitator: Karen Lunstead.
Feb. 6 — Jitterbug 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 3 — Did 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 1 — Waking: 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 5 — My 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 10 — Being 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. 7 — Whatever 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. 11 — Gilded 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. 2 — The 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. 6 — Hope 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