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Ossining, NY

The Book Club

During the pandemic, The Book Club met via Zoom to discuss books of interest. However, we are currently planning on meeting in person after our 10:30 service on Sunday, June 26th, to discuss Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan’s finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee’s complex and passionate characters — strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis — survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history. All are welcome to join us for the discussion and a pot luck lunch—even if you have not finished reading the book!

Previous books discussed:

James W. Loewen’s Lies My Teacher Told Me
Matt Ruff’s Fool on the Hill
Jodi Picoult’s The Book of Two Ways
Jojo Moyes’ The Giver of Stars
Ibram X. Kendi’s How To Be An Antiracist
Pema Chodron’s Welcoming the Unwelcome
Diane Chamberlain’s Big Lies in a Small Town
Gregory Boyle’s Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall
Eddie Izzard’s Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens
Tara Westover’s Educated
David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon
Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things
Kevin Brockmeier’s The Illumination
Tamara Shopsin’s Arbitrary Stupid Goal
C.S. Lewis’ A Grief Observed
Lindsay Faye’s The Gods of Gotham
Colum McCann’s Let The Great World Spin!
Watch For The Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas
Héctor Tobar’s Deep Down Dark
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah
The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew– Three Women Search for Understanding
Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True
Reza Aslan’s Zealot
George Orwell’s 1984
Frank McCort’s Teacher Man
Colm Toibin’s Testament of Mary
Abraham Verghese’s Cutting for Stone
Otis Webb Brawley’s How We Do Harm
Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent
Fannie Flagg’s A Redbird Christmas