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WestingGameThe next meeting of the All Good Books discussion group will be on Thursday, October 19, 2017. We’ll discuss The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. Note the date change! This meeting is a week later than normal.

We’ll meet at 7 PM in the Church Library at the Community of Christ, Mission Road Congregation (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kansas).

Please come and join the discussion.

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StarsAreFireThe All Good Books discussion group will meet this Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7 PM to discuss the novel Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve. We’ll meet in the Community of Christ (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village) Church Library.

The publisher has posted some discussion questions which we can use as discussion starters. Further, I’ve added a few additional questions below:

  1. Was there a quote in the book that bears discussion? Something you underlined because it “spoke to you?”
  2. What do you imagine it would be like to be a disaster survivor? Have you ever survived a disaster? How has it effected your life?
  3. What would you take with you in the face of a natural disaster or catastrophe? Sentimental items or practical items or a bit of both? Be as specific as you can.
  4. In the marriage vows, what do you consider the limits of “for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part?” Is there ever a time when “worse” is so bad the vows can/should be broken?
  5. Assuming every novel has a central idea or thesis statement, what would it be for Stars are Fire?

We hope you can join us!

StarsAreFireThe All Good Books discussion group will meet on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7 PM to discuss the novel Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve. We’ll meet in the Community of Christ (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village) Church Library.

We hope you can join us!

The All Good Books group met this past week and settled on the titles for book club discussions for the remainder of 2017. Dates and titles follow, all meetings are held at 7 PM in the Community of Christ Church Library (7842 Mission Road, Mission Kansas):

Thursday, July 13, 2017, The Woman in Cabin 10 by

Thursday, August 17, 2017, The Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah (note the date change)

Thursday, September 14, 2017, The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve

Thursday, October 12, 2017, The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Thursday, November 9, 2017, The Obsession by Nora Roberts

Because several of the regular members of the All Good Books group cannot meet tonight, we’re postponing tonight’s meeting until Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7 PM. Sorry for any inconvenience. We’ll discuss “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough on that date.

WrightBrothersThe next meeting of the All Good Books group will be at 7:00 PM on Thursday, May 18, 2017. We’ll discuss The Wright Brothers by David McCullough (suggested by several members).

Please note that this meeting is a week later than normal.

At this meeting we’ll also add books to fill out our 2017 schedule. Come prepared with your suggestions, or better yet, email Jonathan with your suggestions in advance.

The All Good Books group will meet to discuss “Two If By Sea” (by Jacquelyn Mitchard) on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7 PM at Community of Christ Mission Road Congregation (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS). We’ll meet in the Church Library.

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You can find additional information on the author at http://www.litlovers.com/reading-guides/13-fiction/10598-two-if-by-sea-mitchard (including a summary of the story, a bio of the author, and discussion questions).
You can find the same discussion questions at http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Two-If-by-Sea/Jacquelyn-Mitchard/9781501115585/reading_group_guide but that site also includes an interview with the author. The discussion questions and interview are both available in the back of the print or ebook version of the novel.
 
You can also signup at the www.simonandschuster.com site for their email list and receive a code for a free ebook.
 
Finally, you can see and hear Jacquelyn Mitchard talk about “Two If By Sea” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5q19oUQg30
We look forward to the discussion on Thursday and invite you to bring your suggestions for additional books to add to our reading schedule.