EMERSON BOOK GROUP
Next Meeting: August 22, 2023, at 7:00 pm. NOTE NEW TIME
Emerson’s Book Group is reading Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham’s And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle. Meacham chronicles the life and moral evolution of Abraham Lincoln and explores why and how Lincoln confronted secession, threats to democracy, and the tragedy of slavery in order to maintain and expand the possibilities of America. Providing a relevant read for our troubled times, Meachum “…charts Lincoln’s struggle to do right as he defined it within the political universe he and his country inhabited.”
Reviewers consider this work highly readable and not especially long for a contemporary biography; it clocks in at just over 400 pages of text with 200 additional pages of endnotes and bibliography.
Join us via: live2.emersonuuc.org
Zoom Meeting ID: 343 977 3791
Or call: (669) 900-9128 and
enter ID: 343 977 3791
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 7:00 PM ZOOM
- Alternates fiction/nonfiction selections monthly.
- Choices are 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 (Louiserovner@sbcglobal.net).