Book Club

Third Saturday of the month, 4:00 p.m.

October 19 – The Friend by Sigrid Nunez



The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

A woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in her apartment building.                                                                                                                             Elegiac and searching, The Friend is both a meditation on loss and a celebration of human-canine devotion.

October 19 – The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
November 16 – House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
December 21– No book this month, meeting to discuss the upcoming year. Bring ideas & snacks!
January 16 – Educated by Tara Westover

International Mystery Book Club

Third Monday of the month, 12:30 p.m.

October 21 – The Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong


death of a red heroine

The Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong

A young “national model worker,” renowned for her adherence to the principles of the Communist Party, turns up dead in a Shanghai canal. As Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Special Cases Bureau struggles to trace the hidden threads of her past, he finds himself challenging the very political forces that have guided his life since birth. Chen must tiptoe around his superiors if he wants to get to the bottom of this crime, and risk his career—perhaps even his life—to see justice done.


October 21 – The Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong
November 18 – Jar City by Arnaldur Indridason
December 16– The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry