Online Book Discussion Group

UU Book Club

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For March through June, let’s read a novel, historical fiction, a novella and nonfiction.

Our next Zoom meeting is April 3, 2023 at 6:30pm via Zoom


April 3, 2023:

Horse by Geraldine Brooks

Historical fiction, based in part on fact, covering US racial issues of the mid-19th century and today as well as part of the story of horse racing and breeding.

“A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history.” —


May 1, 2023:

Foster by Clare Keegan

This is a novella… telling the story of a young girl who’s shipped off to relatives she doesn’t know to live for a summer on a farm. … Keegan raises the question of whether this is a kindness or not to introduce a child who has been deprived to a different way of living and different relationships when she’s going to be shipped back to her parents at the end of the summer. Maureen Corrigan, PBS



June 5, 2023:

South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani Perry

The winner of the National Book Awards 2022 for Nonfiction:  “An essential, surprising journey through the history, rituals, and landscapes of the American South—and a revelatory argument for why you must understand the South in order to understand America.” –



Previous books have included (in no particular order):

Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout

And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle by Jon Meacham

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong

Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach

The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times by Jane Goodall

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones

Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow

Educated by Tara Westover

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

Search by Michelle Huneven

Uncanny Valley by Anna Weiner

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder

The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist by Dorothy Day

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner