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WEKU Book Club

Alejandro Barba

The WEKU Book Club meets the Second Tuesday of each month.

Location: Brontë Bistro in Joseph Beth Booksellers, Lexington Green
Time: 6:30pm

Next meeting: Tuesday, August 13, 2024
Book: Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel, by Bonnie Gramus

RSVP required by the preceding Sunday. Contact: Anne Fisher

Looking ahead: For the September 10, 2024 meeting, we'll discuss Extremely Online: The Untold Story of Fame, Influence, and Power on the Internet, by Taylor Lorenz

How it Works: Imagine an eclectic mix of book lovers coming together for good food and stimulating conversation. That's the WEKU Book Club experience. Discussion leaders rotate, and all are welcome. Each month, we'll announce the next WEKU Book Club selection. Purchase the book at Joseph-Beth Booksellers at Lexington Green and receive a 20% discount just by mentioning WEKU. At the meeting, we'll settle in for an hour of discussion about the story, its characters, the author, and more. It's a wonderful evening of companionship and conversation you won't want to miss!

A collected list of what we've been reading:
Still Alice - Lisa Genova
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk - Ben Fountain
The Paris Wife - Paula Mclain
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
American Nations - Colin Woodward
The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes
In the Garden of Beasts - Erik Larson
La's Orchestra Saves the World - Alexander McCall Smith
The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
Waiting for Snow in Havana – Carlos Eire
And the Mountains Echoed - by Khaled Housseini
Digging to America by Ann Tyler
Mary Coin by Marisa Silver
Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demicka Silver
Girl in the Blue Beret by Bobbie Ann Mason
Freakonomics by Steven Dubner
After Visiting Friends by Michael Hainey
Rules of Civility by Armor Towles (June 2015)
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (July 2015)
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie (August 2015)
We are all Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Fowler (September 2015)
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (October 2015)
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (November 2015)
The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin (January 2016)
The Lake House by Kate Morton ( February 2016)
Madame Belle: Sex, Money and Influence in a Southern Brothel by Maryjean Wall (March 2016)
The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig (April 2016)
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (May 2016)
Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar (June 2016)
 Jackie O., The Untold Story by Barbara Leaming (July 2016)
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (August 2016)
The Bluegrass Conspiracy by Sally Denton (September 2016)
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell (October 2016)
The Americanah - Chimamanda Adichie (February 2017)
Lights Out - Ted Koppel (March 2017)
Night - Elie Wiesel (April 2017)
Small Great Things - Jodi Picoult (May 2017)
A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles (June 2017)
The Boys in the Boat - Daniel James Brown (July 2017)
The Nightingale - Kristen Hannah (August 2017)
A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman (September 2017)
Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol 3 0 B.W. Cook (October 2017)
Mountains Beyond Mountains - Tracy Kidder (November 2017) 
The Double Life of Liliane - Lily Tuck (January 2018)
Parchment of Leaves - Silas House (February 2018)
Hillbilly Elegy - JD Vance (March 2018)
The Girls - Emma Cline (April 2018)
Defending Jacob - William Landay (May 2018)
Born a Crime - Trevor Noah (June 2018)
Future Home of the Living God - Louise Erdrich (July 2018)
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion - Fannie Flagg (August 2018)
Killers of the Flower Moon - David Grann (September 2018) 
Commonwealth - Ann Patchett (October 2018) 
In the Midst of Winter - Isabel Allende (November 2018) Rooster Bar - John Grisham (December 2018)  
Leonardo da Vinci - Walter Isaacson (February 2019)  
Southernmost - Silas House (March 2019) 
A Wounded Snake - Joseph Anthony (April 2019) 
The Fifth Risk - Michael Lewis (May 2019) 
All the King's Men - Robert Penn Warren (June 2019)
The Great Alone - Kristen Hannah (July 2019)  
Braiding Sweetgrass - Robert Wall Kimmerer (August 2019)  
Little - Edward Carey (September 2019)
The Tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris (October 2019)
Educated - Tara Westover (November 2019)
The Lemon Tree - Sandy Tolan (February 2020)
The Immortalists - Chloe Benjamin (November 2020)
Becoming - Michelle Obama (December 2020)
Silent Hearts - Gwen Florio (January 2021)
A Farewell to Arms (classic, 1929) - Ernest Hemingway (February 2021)
Midnight in Chernobyl - Adam Higginbotham (March 2021)
Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens (April 2021)
Before We Were Yours - Lisa WIngate (May 2021)
The Day the World Came to Town - Jim DeFede (June 2021)
Fidelity, Five Stories - Wendell Berry (July 2021)
The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides (August 2021)
Catch and Kill - Ronan Farrow
The Dutch House - Ann Patchett
Silent Hearts - Gwen Florio
A Farewell to Arms (classic, 1929) - Ernest Hemingway
Midnight in Chernobyl - Adam Higginbotham
Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
Before We Were Yours - Lisa Wingate
The Day the World Came to Town - Jim DeFede
Fidelity, Five Stories - Wendell Berry
The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides
A Conspiracy of Mothers - Colleen van Niekerk
Jar of Hearts - Jennifer Hillier
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson (January, 2022)
Dear Ann by Bobbie Ann Mason (February, 2022)
Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner (March, 2022)
The Great Influenza by John Barry (April, 2022)
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (May, 2022)
We Begin at the End by Chris Witaker (June, 2022)
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli (July, 2022)
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah (August, 2022)
The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline (Sept. 2022)
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert (Nov 2022)
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver (Jan 2023)
Vesper Flights by Helen MacDonald (Feb 2023)
Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut (March 2023)
Cloud Cuckoo Land, by Anthony Doerr (April 2023)
The Lives of a Cell, by Lewis Thomas (May 2023)
The Lincoln Highway, by Amor Towles (June 2023)
The Robber Bride, by Margaret Atwood (July 2023)
All About Love, by bell hooks (August 2023)
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak (September 2023)
The Alice Network, by Kate Quinn (October 2023)
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, by Alfred Lansing (December 2023)
The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: A Novel, by James McBride (January 2024)
Go, Went, Gone, by Jenny Erpenbeck (February 2024)
Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian - My Story of Rescue, Hope, and Triumph, by Yusra Mardini (March 2024)
The Covenant of Water, by Abraham Verghese (April 2024)
The Measure, by Nikki Erlick (May 2024)
The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America, by Elizabeth Letts (June 2024)
Horse: A Novel, by Geraldine Brooks (July 2024)

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