Fourth Monday Book Group

Meets on Zoom every fourth Monday at 10:00am.
All are invited to join the Fourth Monday Book Group on Zoom. The book group meets on the 4th Monday at 10:00am (book group does not meet in December). Just read the chosen book and join us ready for discussion. Listeners are always welcome too. Books are selected by the group and include a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles. See below for upcoming Zoom book group meetings. For additional information including Zoom meeting details, contact Shirley Solberg by email.

June Book: Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago

June 26           Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago                Mike Royko                
Leader TBA
“New edition of the classic story of the late Richard J. Daley, politician and self-promoter extraordinaire, from his inauspicious youth on Chicago’s South Side through his rapid climb to the seat of power as mayor and boss of the Democratic Party machine. A bare-all account of Daley’s cardinal sins as well as his milestone achievements, this scathing work by Chicago journalist Mike Royko brings to life the most powerful political figure of his time…”

July Book: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents 

July 24            Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents          Isabel Wilkerson           Leader: TBA

Another timely topic! The paperback edition containing updates of earlier material has been released recently. “An expansive interrogation of racism, institutionalized inequality and injustice . . . This is an American reckoning and so it should be. . . . It is a painfully resonant book and could not have come at a more urgent time.”—Fatima Bhutto, The Guardian.

Isabel Wilkerson also authored The Warmth of Other Suns which we discussed many months ago.   

August Book: Lessons in Chemistry

 August 28       Lessons in Chemistry                          Bonnie Garmus                       Leader: TBA

A witty, light-hearted novel that explores women’s worth and work through the adventures of Elizabeth Zott, a memorable heroine. Recently, and deservedly, on best-seller lists; worth the effort to locate a copy.