Book Club

Book Club

The Storrs Congregational Church Book Club was started in 2012 as part of the 275th anniversary festivities. Books are selected by group members and include fiction and nonfiction. Some authors have visited the group to talk about their books.

Some books we have discussed include:

  • BECOMING, Michelle Obama
  • CALEB’S CROSSING: A NOVEL, Geraldine Brooks
  • HALF THE SKY: TURNING OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN WORLDWIDE, Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn
  • JUST MERCY, Bryan Stevenson
  • A MAN CALLED OVE, Frederick Bachman
  • NATHAN HALE: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF AMERICA’S FIRST SPY, M. William Phelps
  • THE NEW JIM CROW, Michelle Alexander
  • NOTORIOUS RBG: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG, Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
  • REFUGEES, Viet Than Nguyen
  • THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE, Lisa See
  • A WOMAN IS NO MAN, Etaf Rum

Cynthia Adams visited the club virtually and discussed ITALIAN SPICES: A MEMOIR, while Karen Guzman, ARBORVIEW, and Suzanne Davis, THE APPOINTED HOUR, led in-person discussions of their books. Priscilla Audette contacted the group and provided information for a discussion of her book LOST.

During the pandemic the book club met via Zoom. The club is currently meeting on the third Sunday of September, November, January, and March at 4:00pm. Meetings are held in-person in the SCC library and via Zoom.

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Next Book Discussion Group

Upcoming Book Club Discussion    THE ORPHAN COLLECTOR by Ellen Marie Wiseman is the book choice for discussion on March 19, 2023, 4:00pm via Zoom. The historical novel is set during the 1918 pandemic in an impoverished Philadelphia neighborhood. Thirteen-year-old Pia faces loss and discrimination while longing to be reunited with her twin brothers. Beatrice,…