Saturday Morning Book Club

 
Book

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
November 19 at 10:15 am
in the Church Library (Room 110)
as we talk about:
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
by Bill Bryson.
 
the-lost-continent-bill-bryson-001‘I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to.’
And, as soon as Bill Bryson was old enough, he left. Des Moines couldn’t hold him, but it did lure him back. After ten years in England, he returned to the land of his youth, and drove almost 14,000 miles in search of a mythical small town called Amalgam, the kind of trim and sunny place where the films of his youth were set. Instead, his search led him to Anywhere, USA; a lookalike strip of gas stations, motels and hamburger outlets populated by lookalike people with a penchant for synthetic fibres. Travelling around thirty-eight of the lower states – united only in their mind-numbingly dreary uniformity – he discovered a continent that was doubly lost; lost to itself because blighted by greed, pollution, mobile homes and television; lost to him because he had become a stranger in his own land.

The Lost Continent is a classic of travel literature – hilariously, stomach-achingly funny, yet tinged with heartache – and the book that first staked Bill Bryson’s claim as the most beloved writer of his generation.

~ Read Ahead ~
 
The group will NOT meet in December. In January, everyone will read a book of their own choosing and share about it with the group.
 
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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.