Community Life: Spirituality and Social Groups

Book Discussion Group


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Start time: 7:00 PM
Location: Franciscan Center

Upcoming Dates:

  • Jun 15
  • Jul 20
  • Aug 17
  • Sep 21
  • Oct 19
  • Nov 16
  • Dec 21


A Novel Idea is a book discussion group that enables people in the parish to come together once a month to share their love of reading fiction. All participants read and discuss the selected book, exchanging their ideas and opinions in a forum characterized by mutual respect. The facilitators prepare discussion questions, provide background on the authors, encourage participation of those present, and implement the book selection process.

Book Selections for Upcoming Meetings:

  • Jun 15:    
    Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
  • July 20:   
    A Sudden Light by Garth Stein
  • Aug 17:   
    LaRose by Louise Erdrich
  • Sep 21:   
    News of the World by Paulette Jiles
  • Oct 19:    
    Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster
  • Nov 16:   
    How it All Began by Penelope Lively
  • Dec 21:   
    The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney