Book Groups

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2019-2020 Wednesday Book Group Titles

  • September - Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change by Andrew Solomon 
    • (see specific selections below)
  • October - A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  • November - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  • December - The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
  • January - The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony
  • February - LaRose by Louise Erdrich
  • March – Watertown Reads selection
  • April – Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • May - The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
  • June – book selection meeting
  • July - The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
  • August - The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

September book selections:

  • Pages 59-70 USSR: Three Days in August
  • Pages 103-140 China: Their Irony, Humor (and Art) Can Save China
  • Pages 181-204 Taiwan: Don’t Mess with Our Cultural Patrimony
  • Pages 205-210 Taiwan: On Each Palette, a Choice of Political Colors
  • Pages 229-236 Cambodia: Phaly Nuon’s Three Steps
  • Pages 237-248 Mongolia: The Open Spaces of Mongolia
  • Pages 261-268 Senegal: Naked, Covered in Ram’s Blood, Drinking a Coke, and Feeling Pretty Good
  • Pages 269-286 Afghanistan: An Awaking after the Taliban
  • Pages 293-304 Solomon Islands: Song of Solomons
  • Pages 305-320 Rwanda: Children of Bad Memories
  • Pages 359-372 China: All the Food in China
  • Pages 385-396 Antarctica: Adventures in Antarctica
  • Pages 407-428 Brazil: Rio, City of Hope