Faithful Readers Book Club

THE FAITHFUL READERS daytime book group meets the third Thursday each month at noon with brown bag lunches. Upcoming books:

Upcoming books, mixing first novels with classics and timely reads:

May 19  , ‘She’s Not There: A life in Two Genders’ by Jennifer Boylan. Availability: Library (1 at KPL, 1 at KSC) and Amazon one cent.

June 16, ‘The Twenty-seventh City’  by Jonathan Franzen. 1988. Timely fiction, since it is about St Louis, Missouri.  I recommend writing down the names of characters introduced in the first 100 pages – all interesting, but I forgot individual characteristics and who was married to whom when I picked up the book for the next reading.

July 21, The Rosie Project, debut work of Graeme Simsion Novel, 2014. 295pp. bestselling romantic comedy. Availability:KPL has 4+downloadable, Amazon used from 1.14).  Also, CALL people have access to another copy at KSC library.

August 18, a mystery, possibly an Agatha Christie

September 15, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, 281 pp. ) Availability: KPL 5+ books, Amazon one cent.


  Shortlisted possible books for summer/fall:

Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah ( Elaine ) read by the other UCC book club. 440 pp, another WWII story, may require two months of meetings.

Availability: KPL 4 books, 1 CD, KSC 1 book. Amazon of course, but not one cent.

Orange is the New Black, by Piper Kerman (Evelyn) 327pp. Availability: KPL 3 books, 1CD. Amazon one cent.

The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis  (George) Availability: KPL 1 book, KSC 2. Amazon $1.51

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain-a classic wartime autobiography book by a WW1 nurse written in 1920s. (Alice Kingsbury and George Russell) 688 pages, published 1933 and 2005. 688pp. Availability:KPL has 2, Amazon from 0.96.

A Cape Cod Journal, by Erma J. Fisk  (Rhonda and George were interested)


   Other Possible future books so far are: (Please let me know if I missed some)

The Dive from Clausen’s Pier, by Ann Packer (Martha)

Johnnie Got his Gun,  anti-war novel written in 1938 by American  Dalton Trumbo. Also a 1971 film.

Silas Marner, by George Eliot  (Alice Kingsbury, way back when we discussed ‘Storied Life of A.J.Fikery’ I think)

And the film ‘The Sea Inside’ (in Spanish, a quadriplegic’s fight for euthanasia).

Rainwater, by Sandra Brown  (Doris)

Dogs of March, by Ernie Hebert

Never Back Down, by Ernest Hebert (KPL 1 book, Amazon from 0.88)

Amazing Grace, by Kathleen Norris, ppbk 1999, 394 pp.( Amazon one cent)

Beet Queen, by Louise Erdrich (2006) 368pp .(KPL 2books, KSC 1, Amazon one cent)

An Alter in the World, by Barbara Brown Taylor (2010) KPL none, Amazon from 2.98

Bread of Angels, by Barbara Brown Taylor, 1997 176 pp. KPL none,Amazon one cent

Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver (monarch butterflies)

Year of Wonders, by Geraldine Brooks  (novel of the plague coming to England).  KPL has 2 copies, plus downloadable

Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen (this book had wider acclaim than 27th city).

Everyone is welcome to join the discussion. If you haven’t read the book, that’s all right! For more information, contact Alice Bernet at 357-2674 or

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