Contemporary Book Group

The Contemporary Book Group meets the 4th Thursday at 2:00 pm in a member’s home.

See the Events section or the Newsletter for current information on meeting dates and location.

New members are always welcome!

The contact person for this special interest group is Pat Rehm

2017-2018 Selections

 February 23rdPalace Walk (2016) by Naguib Mahfouz
March 23rd – The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon (2007)
April 27th – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (1943, with later editions)
May 25th – Hidden Figures by Margot Shetterly (2016)



AAUW Adelante Books for 2016-2017

The Ones I Bring With Me by Carol Spaulding-Kruse & Kelsey Lepperd

What Is Visible: A Novel by Kimberly Elkins

The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America

by Sarah Deer

The Poisoned Table by Diane Michael Cantor

Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict by Heather Boushey

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy

Florynce “Flo” Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

by Sherie M. Randolph

Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman

The Sacrifice by Joyce Carol oates

Re Jane by Patricia Park

Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt

Euphoria by Lily King

Louisa Catherine: The Other Mrs. Adams by Margery M. Heffron

Recent selections in the past year

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seirstad

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

The Cat Who Went to Paris by Peter Gethers

Dead man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean

Dr. Mutter’s Marvels by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowitz

The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

The House on Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton