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
June 17 at 10:15 am
in the Church Library (Room 110)
 
The group will discuss
When Crickets Cry
by Charles Martin.
 
 
A man with a painful past. A child with a doubtful future. And a shared journey toward healing for both their hearts.

It begins on the shaded town square in a sleepy Southern town. A spirited seven-year-old has a brisk business at her lemonade stand. But the little girl's pretty yellow dress can't quite hide the ugly scar on her chest.

Her latest customer, a bearded stranger, drains his cup and heads to his car, his mind on a boat he's restoring at a nearby lake. The stranger understands more about the scar than he wants to admit. And the beat-up bread truck careening around the corner with its radio blaring is about to change the trajectory of both their lives.

Before it's over, they'll both know there are painful reasons why crickets cry . . . and that miracles lurk around unexpected corners.
~ Read Ahead ~
 
Stay tuned for July's book!
 
 
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Pie
 
Back in March 2016, 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.