UUCM Book Clubs: February 2019

Women Who Read Book Club

Meets on Monday, February 11 at 7:00 PM. Gather at UUCM in the Community Room (the first room you enter from the outside door). We’ll be discussing a few selections this month: We Should All Be Feminists AND Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, both by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Watch a supplemental TED Talk here and Trevor Noah’s interview with the author. Regrets only to billsuemcknight@me.com. If you have questions about the Women Who Read book club, please contact Christy Dachelet. Click here for the 2018/19 book list.

Men’s Book Club

Meets on Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 PM. Gather at UUCM to discuss the book, Stoner by John Williams. William Stoner begins the novel ploughing fields on his family farm. As steady and reliable as an old carthorse, he thinks simply of the hours ahead, and enjoys his physical toil. However, once Stoner leaves home to study Agriculture, and, as part of the course requirement, English Literature too, he leaves the fields behind for an unlikely life of academia. Stoner’s former life of plodding contentedness is usurped by a gradual build-up of unfortunate happenings that eventually lead to a life of misery. This quietly brilliant book, subtle, slow and painfully real, almost feels like it’s written by Stoner himself. The New Yorker called it “the greatest American novel you’ve never heard of”, and we couldn’t agree more. If you have questions, please contact Adam Schenck or Gary Charles. New members are always welcome.

Monday Morning Book Club

Meets on Monday, February 18 at 11:00 AM. Gather at UUCM to discuss February’s book, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.

Please direct any questions to Bev Montgomery. New members are always welcome.