Saturday Morning Book Club

 
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The Murphysboro United Methodist Church “Saturday Morning Book Club” meets the 3rd Saturday of every month at 10:15 a.m. in the church library. At each meeting, a book previously selected by the group is discussed. The group reads a variety of books, both fiction and non-fiction alike. Examples of past reading selections include: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant, The President’s Club by Michael Duffy and Nancy Gibbs, The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. 

Our book selections usually lead to lively discussions and a variety of opinions! The book selections are announced at least two months ahead of time, which gives us plenty of time to find and read the book. You’re invited to join us. Read the book, come to the meeting and join the lively discussion! Readers of all ages are welcome.

For more information, contact Emily Hargraves at ehargraves88@gmail.com.

Please come and join in the discussion
August 20 at 10:15 am
in the Church Library (Room 110)
as we talk about:
A Beautiful Blue Death
by Charles Finch.
 
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On any given day in London, all Charles Lenox, Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer, wants to do is relax in his private study with a cup of tea, a roaring fire and a good book. But when his lifelong friend Lady Jane asks for his help, Lenox cannot resist another chance to unravel a mystery, even if it means trudging through the snow to her townhouse next door.
 
One of Jane’s former servants, Prudence Smith, is dead — an apparent suicide. But Lenox suspects something far more sinister: murder, by a rare and deadly poison. The house where the girl worked is full of suspects, and though Prudence dabbled with the hearts of more than a few men, Lenox is baffled by an elusive lack of motive in the girl’s death.
 
When another body turns up during the London season’s most fashionable ball, Lenox must untangle a web of loyalties and animosities. Was it jealousy that killed Prudence? Or was it something else entirely, something that Lenox alone can uncover before the killer strikes again — disturbingly close to home?
~ Read Ahead ~
The book for September 24 is:
The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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Pie
 
Back in March, the Saturday Morning Book Club met to discuss the book
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer.
 
Here, Ken Cline is slicing the Potato Peel Pie the Book Club tried out as they discussed the book.