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Open Book Discussion

The group meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30 pm, usually at a member's house.   All are welcome as we discuss a broad range of fiction and non-fiction, classical and modern.



Monday, September 13 at Jean Robinson's: 9210 S. Winchester, 773-456-1378 Zoom link will follow in subsequent e-mail for those who wish to connect remotely.


Hamnet (Maggie O'Farrell) A tour de force...Although more than 400 years have unspooled since Hamnet Shakespeare's death, the story O'Farrell weaves in this moving novel is timeless and ever-relevant... O'Farrell brilliantly turns to historical fiction to confront a parent's worst nightmare: the death of a child...Hamnet vividly captures the life-changing intensity of maternity in its myriad stages from the pain of childbirth to the unas- suageable grief of loss. Fierce emotions and lyrical prose are what we've come to expect of O'Farrell. But with this historical novel she has expanded her repertoire, enriching her narrative with atmospheric details of the sights, smells, and relentless daily toil involved in running a household in Elizabethan England a domestic arena in which a few missing menstrual rags on washday is enough to alarm a mother of girls.

After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story (Michael Hainey) Since the age of six, Michael Hainey had been haunt- ed by the mysterious death of his father, a Chicago newspaperman. In After Visiting Friends he recounts in

moving detail the obstacles he faced in uncovering the truth.” -- Elissa Schappell ― Vanity Fair

The Rose Code (Kate Quinn) The hidden history of Bletchley Park has been waiting for a master storyteller like Kate Quinn to bring it to life. The Rose Code effortlessly evokes the frantic, nervy, exuberant world of the Enigma codebreakers through the eyes of three extraordinary women who work in tireless secrecy to defeat the Nazis. Quinn’s meticulous research and impeccable characterization shine through this gripping and beautifully executed novel.” -- Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author of Her Last Flight

The Seed Keeper (Diane Wilson) [The Seed Keeper] tells the story of Rosalie Iron Wing, a Dakhóta woman who, after surviving the foster care system to make a life of her own in the world, must confront the harsh reali- ties―climate change, capitalism―of contemporary farming life. In looking to her past for answers Rosalie finds unexpected communion with her ancestors, the women―strong, resilient, proud―who made her who she is." ―Literary Hub, "Most Anticipated Books of 2021

The Vanishing Half (Brit Bennett) Bennett’s gorgeously written second novel, an ambitious meditation on race and identity, considers the divergent fates of twin sisters, born in the Jim Crow South, after one decides to pass for white. Bennett balances the literary demands of dynamic characterization with the historical and social realities of her subject matter.”The New York Times

 In good reading




Buddhist Meditation

Reverend Marcia Curtis is temporarily canceling the Sunday evening meditation until further notice. For more information please click
We hope to resume the meditation and dharma talks in the next few weeks.

Religious Education


Childcare for our youngest is available during services.

All children are welcome!   



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