UUCM Book Clubs: July/August 2019

Women Who Read Book Club

No meeting in August. Meets next on Monday, September 9 at 7:00 PM. Gather at UUCM in the Community Room (the first room you enter from the outside door) to discuss September’s book, The Sparrow by Maria Doria Russell. Regrets only to billsuemcknight@me.com. If you have questions about the Women Who Read book club, please contact Christy Dachelet.

Men’s Book Club

*Note change to meeting date in July and August*
Meets on Monday, August 12 at 7:00 PM. Gather to discuss August’s book, Why Does the World Exist? An existential detective story by Jim Holt. I (Bill A.) read this a few years ago. It is dense, but fascinating. Lots to unpack and discuss, but it might be a lot to get through in one month. A guided tour of ideas, theories and arguments about the origins of the universe…. Through discussions with philosophers of religion and science, humanists, biologists, string theorists, as well as research into the scholarship of days past–from Heidegger, Parmenides, Pythagoras and others–and an interview with John Updike, Holt provides a master’s-level course on the theories and their detractors. The interludes find the author positioning himself as an existential gumshoe, but also working through the sudden loss of a pet and, later, the death of his mother. Holt may not answer the question of his title, but his book deepens the appreciation of the mystery. If you have questions, please contact Adam Schenck or Gary Charles. New members are always welcome.

Monday Morning Book Club

Meets on Monday, July 15 at 11:00 AM. Gather at UUCM to discuss July’s book, Becoming by Michelle Obama. August’s selection will be Gentleman in Moscow by Armor Towels. Please direct any questions to Bev Montgomery. New members are always welcome.