Come to Wellesley Books’ lunchtime book group. Betty Sudarsky, unparalleled bookseller and experienced book club leader chooses each book carefully and leads the discussion. Bring your own lunch if you like, Betty supplies snacks, drinks, and insight. No need to sign up as drop-ins are welcome. See the list of previous Lunchtime Book Group picks below.
Next meeting is Tuesday, April 4th at noon to discuss American Pastoral by Philip Roth.
The relationships and politics of the country's founders are fascinating while the struggles are not that different from what we face today.
One of the masters of American short ficiton, Ms. O'COnnor received the posthumous National Book Award this year. Her stories are startling and blunt, funny and poignant and totally unique. Her vision is a bedrock of American life: strange and true.
Domestic life in the 60's that put Updike on the map. The writing alone merits all the attention.
Brutal and heartwrenching, this important collection of stories set in Africa details the desperate lives of many of the continent's children. If reading the stories is difficult, it pales in comparison to living them.
Steinbeck's masterpiece is the essential textbook on good vs. evil. Compelling.
A real mystery in which a detective determined to use his past to solve a crime gets overwhelmed by it.
A view inside the Rehnquist court. Full of wonderful tidbits with notable cases to follow.
Ann Patchett's latest taking place in Boston in which identity and race criss-cross as a Dad does his best.
The story of a John Singer Sargent portrait set amidst the French mores of the 1800's. A fine picture of Sargent and his friends.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gets involved in the case of a falsely accused son of immigrants.
Going between the Dominican Republic and the U.S., this Pulitzer Prize-winner is an eye-opening view of the difficulties and joys of living in the U.S. as a foreigner.
The Flaubert classic of adultery and expectation and a woman who can't win. Sparked a discussion about privilege.
What ensues when college activists/revolutionaries try to settle down.
A book about imagination as taught on an island by an unlikely teacher and a wonderfully receptive class amidst the backdrop of barbarism. The discussion made the book even richer.
A timely "dialogue" between a young Pakistani and an unnamed listener that details the path from a Princeton education to dissention with Western way of life. Fascinating. We had differing opinions on the ending.