Category Archives: Book Selections

Leaping: Revelations and Epiphanies

For this month we are reading Brian Doyles Leaping: Revelations and Epiphanies. We will meet next on Thursday, March 1, 8:30 pm. Here is the summary from Amazon: In this spirited collection of essays, Brian Doyle employs his wit, wisdom, … Continue reading

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Patrick Madden: Sublime Physick

We are reading Sublime Physick, a collection of essays by Patrick Madden. We will meet again on January 18, 8:30 pm. Here is the Amazon summary: A follow-up to Patrick Madden’s award-winning debut, this introspective and exuberant collection of essays is … Continue reading

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Winesburg, Ohio

For this month we are reading Sherwood Anderson’s novel Winesburg, Ohio. We will meet again on Tuesday, October 24, the usual time and place. Here is the summary from Amazon, In this moving collection of interrelated stories, Ohio-born Sherwood Anderson … Continue reading

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Poetry Night

We are meeting again on Tuesday, September 19 at 8:30 pm. We are reading poetry of Emily Dickinson and Wendall Berry. It should be a nice discussion from two poets of very different time periods. See you then.

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The Friendly Persuasion

We have been reading Jessamyn West’s The Friendly Persuasion, for the past two months. We will meet again on Thursday, August 17, 8:30 pm at my place. See you then. Here is a blurb about the book from Amazon: A … Continue reading

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Rilke’s Book of Hours

For this month we are reading Rainer Maria Rilke’s Book of Hours. I also highly recommend his “Duino Elegies”, particularly the first couple, then if you have time move on to the “Sonnets to Orpheus. ” It’s all really wonderful stuff. … Continue reading

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Ceremony

For this month we are reading Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko. Here is the synopsis from Amazon: Thirty years since its original publication, Ceremony remains one of the most profound and moving works of Native American literature, a novel that … Continue reading

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