Book Club meets nine months a year, Sept. - May, usually on the third Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m., in the private room at La Madeleine, Preston-Forest  Join us for the joy of reading, eating and sharing!  Book titles and months are listed below.  Come for a part or all of the evening (whether you've read the book or not!).  We meet for dinner at 6:30 and begin the book discussion at 7:00.  If you can't meet for dinner, feel free to join us later for the discussion and dessert, if you wish.  This is an informal group with a bent for a variety of books.  We were founded in June 2011 by church member, Robin Parker, and we wish to thank her for planting the seed and nurturing it in its early years.  We've bloomed!  And we hope you'll become a part of our "bouquet."

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For This Program Year:

Sept. 19: Behold the Dreamers (PEN/Faulkner Award, Oprah’s summer pick), Imbolo Mbue, 380 pgs.
Oct. 17:  Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future, Martin Ford, 352 pgs.
Nov. 14:  The Underground Railroad (2017 Pulitzer Prize), Colson Whitehead, 306 pgs.
Dec. 12:   No book; meet for holiday dinner and conversation beginning at 6:30
Jan. 16:  A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles, 462 pgs.
Feb. 20:  Sapiens: a Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari, 443 pgs.
Mar. 20:  The Submission, (American Book Award) Amy Waldman, 300 pgs.
Apr. 17:  Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult, 470 pgs
May 15:  The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Lisa See, 384 pgs.
June: Committee planning meeting, date TBD
July-August:  No meetings

Previous Program Years:


August 16:  The Sympathizer: A Novel, Viet Thanh Nguyen (2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner) 384 pgs.
September 20:  The Last Painting of Sara de Vos: A Novel, Dominic Smith, 304 pgs.
October 18:  Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family, Amy Ellis Nutt, 320 pgs.
November 15:  Between The World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates, 176 pgs.
Dec-Jan: no meetings
February 21:The Warmth of Other Suns:The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson, 640 pgs.
March 21:The Birth of the Pill:How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution,Jonathan Eig,416 pgs.
April 18:  A Manual for Cleaning Women; Selected Stories, Lucia Berlin, 432 pgs.
May 16:  Circling the Sun, Paula McClain, 384 pgs.
June-August: no meetings


August 18: Go Set a Watchman: A Novel, Harper Lee (her newly discovered work released July 2015) 288 pgs.
September 15: The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown, 416 pgs.
October 20: All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr (winner of the Pulitzer Prize) 531pgs.
November 17: Dept. of Speculation, Jenny Offill, 192 pgs.
December - January: no meetings
February 16: The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan (winner of the Man Booker Prize) 416 pgs.
March 15: Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found, Rebecca Alexander, 320 pgs.
April 19: Big D Reads Selection, Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl
May 17: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, Jan-Philipp Sendker, 336 pgs.
June - July: no meetings


September: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Ben Fountain (Dallas author)
October: We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo (2007 SMU grad)
November: The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid
December: no meeting
January: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, Lawrence Wright
February: The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert
March: The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd
April: The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap, Matt Taibbi
May: The Book of Unknown Americans, Cristina Henriquez
June- July: no meetings


September: Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver
October: Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, Reza Aslan
November: Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley, Peter Kreeft
December: no meeting
January: Life After Life, Kate Atkinson
February: The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew—Three Women Search for Understanding, Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner
March: A Walk Across the Sun, Corban Addison
April: The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story, Lily Koppel
May: And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini
June-August:  no meetings