Book Discussion Group (via ZOOM)

Fourth Tuesday Each Month, at 7:30 p.m.  (Except in November-December, due to Holidays, when we meet the First Tuesday of December, and not again until the 4th Tuesday of January)

Join us via:
Zoom Meeting ID: 858 109 2800 – Password: chalice

Or dial: (669) 900-6833 and enter the Meeting ID: 858 109 2800

Emerson’s Book Group will meet for our initial 2021 meeting, a traditional two-parter. We will first discuss Mary Pipher’s Women Rowing North, Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age. Pipher, a psychologist specializing in women, trauma, and the effects of our culture on mental health, has provided both practical and inspiring guidelines for navigating aging and recognizing its unexpected gifts. Thank you, Pam Randall, for your recommendation. Pam has an extra copy so let me know if you would like to borrow.

The second part of our evening is dedicated to the selection of books to be read and shared over the next several months. So please consider books that you think would foster a good discussion. You could (but don’t have to) forward to me titles and authors in advance of our meeting on January 26th at 7:30 pm on Zoom.

Questions?  8186219628 Join us via:
Zoom Meeting ID: 858 109 2800 – Password: chalice
Or dial: (669) 900-6833 and enter the Meeting ID: 858 109 2800

The Emerson Book Discussion Group provides an opportunity for readers of all ages and interests to participate in the selection and discussion of fiction and nonfiction books of all genres. The wide variety of choices that emerge from our democratic process challenges us to encounter and consider thoughts and ideas outside our usual reading comfort zones as well as to share our own preferences. Our lively but respectful discussions help us to practice our commitment to the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Sharing reading experiences, especially fiction, serves to exercise our capacity for empathy, justice, compassion, and the worth and dignity of every person. Our “secular” curriculum is attractive to new and prospective members and visitors who share common reading interests. Participation is without restriction or commitment with regard to attendance or reading. Our meetings are both challenging and pleasurable.
Emerson’s Book Group welcomes all readers to our monthly discussions. Participants choose the books. We alternate fiction and nonfiction monthly and enjoy the challenge of both reading outside our personal comfort zone and considering the variety of responses offered in our enthusiastic and respectful setting. All are welcome to attend.

Emerson Book Group meets to discuss fiction and nonfiction books selected by participants. We welcome all readers, members new and old and visitors, who wish to participate (by listening and/or speaking) in our discussions and upcoming book selection choices.

  • Meets once monthly, usually on the fourth Tuesday at 7:30 PM in the Pavilion.
  • Alternates fiction/nonfiction selections monthly.
  • Selects reads nominated by participants and chosen democratically.
  • Requires no commitment with regard to regular attendance or reading.
  • Is intended to be both challenging and pleasurable.

For more information, contact Louise Rovner (please see the directory for contact information).