Community Life: Spirituality and Social Groups

Book Discussion Group


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Start time: 7:00 PM
Location: Franciscan Center

Upcoming Dates: TBD

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.

Books selections for upcoming months:

  • October 2020:
    Our House - Louise Candlish
  • November 2020:
    Ask Again, Yes - Mary Beth Keane
  • December 2020:
    How Not to Die Alone - Richard Roper
  • January 2021:
    The Cloisters -
    James Carroll
  • February 2021:
    Red At the Bone - Jacqueline Woodson
  • March 2021:
    Chances Are... - Richard Russo
  • April 2021:
    On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous - Ocean Vuong
  • May 2021:
    This Tender Land - William Kent Krueger
  • June 2021:
    Normal People - Sally Rooney