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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.

Oct. 21, 2021 – The Holdout – by Graham Moore (319 pg.)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • One juror changed the verdict. What if she was wrong? From the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and bestselling author of The Last Days of Night. . . .

An ID Book Club Selection • “Exhilarating . . . a fiendishly slippery game of cat-and-mouse suspense and a provocative, urgent inquiry into American justice (and injustice) in the twenty-first century.”—A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

It’s the most sensational case of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Jessica Silver, heiress to a billion-dollar real estate fortune, vanishes on her way home from school, and her teacher, Bobby Nock, a twenty-five-year-old African American man, is the prime suspect. The subsequent trial taps straight into America’s most pressing preoccupations: race, class, sex, law enforcement, and the lurid sins of the rich and famous. It’s an open-and-shut case for the prosecution, and a quick conviction seems all but guaranteed—until Maya Seale, a young woman on the jury, convinced of Nock’s innocence, persuades the rest of the jurors to return the verdict of not guilty, a controversial decision that will change all their lives forever. (text credit from”

See the schedule below for our upcoming readings and discussions.

Questions? Please email Ann Brenner. 

READING LIST 2021-2022

Oct. 21, 2021  The Holdout – by Graham Moore (319 pg.)

Nov. 18, 2021 Bold Spirit – by Linda Hunt (260 pg.)

Dec. 16, 2021 News of the Worldby Paulette Jiles  (209 pg.)

Jan. 20, 2022 The Book Woman of Troublesome Creekby Kim Michelle Richardson (308 pg.)

Feb. 17, 2022 The Four Windsby Kristin Hanna (448 pg.)

Mar. 17, 2022 The Women of the Bible Speakby Shannon Bream (256 pg.)

Apr. 21, 2022 The Last Green Valleyby Mark Sullivan (423 pg.)

May 19, 2022 Trial by Ice – by Richard Parry (310 pg.)