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Love to read? In the grand tradition of passing on a great book to a friend, we invite you to share and discuss your reading experience with fellow book lovers. Our Book Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 10 am in The Other Cup, September through May. Even if you haven’t read the book we’re discussing, you may still enjoy the conversation. You are welcome to arrive at 9:30 am for fellowship; our discussion begins at 10 am. All are invited to participate in our book club – a beloved group that has been a part of life at Saint Barnabas for over 30 years.

Sept. 21We have options to pick from:

Fresh from the Absalom Jones commemoration, your informal planning committee met in February and agreed we needed to read more about the Black experience in America, and we came up with three different books we’d like to discuss. They reflect three different perspectives—one is a historical artifact, one is a contemporary consideration, and one is a modern novel. Three presenters are enthusiastic about these choices. We realize this is a departure from our usual format, and we don’t expect Book Club members to read all three volumes.

Choose one, or just come for the discussion!

All are welcome to join us, even if you haven’t read the books that we will be discussing.

1- Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Fiction, 384 pages

2- How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith, Nonfiction, 352 pages

3- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, Historical Fiction, 313 pages

Questions? Please email Karen Talus  or Billie Dawn Pulcini