Book Discussion

CHAIRMAN: Arthur Brawer
SCHEDULE: Last Mondays 1:30 PM
TELEPHONE: (201) 444-8157
LOCATION: Church Ed Building

Book Discussion Group has chosen over one hundred books since its start in 2004. These volumes have inspired fascinating, perceptive discussions and amiable, and at times, forceful disagreement. We have read outstanding histories and biographies such as Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals, David McCullough’s 1776 and Harry Truman, and James Swanson’s Manhunt (chasing Lincoln’s assassins). We read two truly exciting stories, the fictional Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane and the true Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson about dangerous diving off the Jersey shore to a WWII U-boat. We have read a lot of mysteries, in many cases introducing new authors to our members. These include David Housewright, John Sandford, Kathy Reichs, Nevada Barr, and Michael Connolly. The group certainly welcomes suggestions. We acquire copies through the Glen Rock Public Library, so the book is readily available about a month before the discussion.