The Book Group has selected an offering of fiction and non-fiction to read and discuss over the next several months.

June 6 – Braiding Sweet Grass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist and as an indigenous woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings — asters, goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae and sweet grass — offer us gifts and lessons even if we have forgotten how to hear their stories.

July 11 – (note date change due to 4th of July) A Funny Kind of Paradise by Jo Owens A first novel about end of life and caregivers that is guaranteed to challenge our preconceived notions and leave you uplifted. Peek at notes in back of before reading for the suggested playlist.

August 8 – The Postscript Murders by Ella Griffiths. This is our summer beach read.

September 5 – The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard. Start Looking now for this republished book.

October 3 – The Holy Men Trilogy by Susan Trott. We have committed to reading and discussing the first book but we have the whole summer to delve into the others if we wish.

November 7 – Wintering, The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May. Wintering is a poignant and comforting meditation on the fallow periods of life, times when we must retreat to care for and repair ourselves.

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All meetings will be scheduled for the first Sunday at 1 pm by Zoom until UUCM begins to follow CDC guidelines and we meet in person again. All are welcome to join for any or all discussions. Please contact Theresa Houtman (530 277-9294, BookGroupInfo@uugrassvalley.org) for more information.