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“I Love This Book” Book Group

“I Love This Book” Book Group meets the fourth Tuesday evening of the month. This group invites a notable author to select a title and conferences into the meeting to moderate the discussion.

Staff Facilitator: Michael Barnard • rakestraw_books@yahoo.com

This group is currently on hiatus.


Past Selections

November 2021 • The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey, moderated by A. J. Finn

October 2021 • Mistral’s Daughter by Judith Krantz, moderated by Jamie Brenner

September 2021 • City Of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert, moderated by Bill Clegg

July 2021 • Happy All the Time by Laurie Colwin, moderated by Natalie Jenner

June 2021 • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, moderated by Byron Lane

May 2021 • Safekeeping by Abigail Thomas, moderated by Elizabeth Rosner

April 2021 • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, moderated by Meg Waite Clayton

March 2021 • The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman, moderated by Brenda Janowitz

February 2021 • Tin Man by Sarah Winman, moderated by Alex George

April 2020 • Baron In The Tree by Italo Calvino, moderated by Mac Bennet

March 2020 • Sula by Toni Morrison, moderated by Ayelet Waldman

February 2020 • Jesus’ Son: Stories by Denis Johnson, moderated by Steven Rowley

January 2020 • My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout, moderated by Lily King

November 2019 • Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome, moderated by Helen Simonson

October 2019 • Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald, moderated by Jessican Francis Kane

September 2019 • The Godfather by Mario Puzo, moderated by Chris Bohjlian

August 2019 • A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman, moderated by Erica Bauermeister

July 2019 • Extinctions by Josephine Wilson, moderated by Julia Glass

June 2019 • Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim, moderated by Sarah Blake

May 2019 • Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman, moderated by Steve Kluger

April 2019 • Autumn by Ali Smith, moderated by James Mustich

March 2019 • A Room With a View by E. M. Forster, moderated by Susan Rebecca White

January 2019 • Stoner by John Williams, moderated by Leaf Enger

November 2018 • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, moderated by Andre Dubus III

October 2018 • Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry, moderated by Johnathan Evison

September 2018 • If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin, moderated by David Ebershoff

August 2018 • Mr. Bridge and Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell, moderated by Elinor Lipman