Literature Groups


Started in 1964, as a Great Books discussion group, following the study method of Mortimer Adler’s Great Books Foundation, the Evening Literature group continues today reading classic world literature during the academic year and contemporary books in the summer. Now after almost fifty years, we still read great literature, but we add Nobel, Pulitzer, Mann Booker and other prize winners to our list. We are currently debating adding non-fiction and other possible alternatives. We meet on the first Thursday of the month at each other’s homes at 8:00 P.M.

Val Bartels



Oct 1: Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Nov 5: The Real Jane Austin by Paula Byrne

Dec 3: Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Jan 7: The Valley of the Squinting Windows by Brinsley MacNamara

Feb 4: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Mar 3: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerrs

Apr 7: Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry

May 5: The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman



Oct. 2: The Great Mischief  by Alistair MacLeod

Nov. 6: The Bluest Eye by  Toni Morrison

Dec. 4: End in Tears by Ruth Rendle

Jan. 9: Cain by Jose Saramago

Feb. 5: Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire

Mar.5: All Standing by Katherine Miles

Apr. 2: Elizabeth Costello by J.M. Coetzee

May 7: The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers



This group meets on the third Monday of the month. Their selections are chosen from current fiction, non-fiction and biography.

Contact Sheila Marshall



September 15:  Orphan Train by Christina Blake Kline

October 20:  The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

November 17:  The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown

December 15: Stella Bain by Anita Shreve

January 19:  The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman

February 16: Light Between Two Oceans by N. L. Stedman

March 16: The Anatomy Lesson by Nina Siegel

April 20: The House I Love by Tatiana De Rosnay

May 20: Papa Spy by Jimmy Burns