Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
Priestdaddy: A Memoir (2017) • Patricia Lockwood
When the 30-year-old author moves back in with her parents, husband in tow, she must learn to live again with her family’s simmering madness and to reckon with the dark side of a childhood spent in the bosom of the Catholic Church. No sign-up is needed. Just come!
Join our challenge to read fifty books in a year. The group meets several times a year for reading suggestions, feedback and refreshments. Link here to our 50 Book Challenge resources. New members are always welcome. Free. Click here to email Pat Kennedy-Grant to receive meeting reminders and other information.Read more...
Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted” (2011) • Justin Martin
Best remembered for his landscape architecture, from New York’s Central Park to Boston’s Emerald Necklace to Stanford University’s campus, Olmsted was also an influential journalist, early voice for the environment, and abolitionist credited with helping dissuade England from joining the South in the Civil War. Free. No sign-up is needed.
Lincoln in the Bardo (2017) • George Saunders
The captivating first novel by the best-selling, National Book Award nominee George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War. No sign-up is needed. Just come!