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The Southminster Book Club welcomes ALL. We read a great variety of books with a focus on those with a spiritual, ethical, theological or social justice theme. We meet at 7:00 PM via Zoom on the fourth Monday of each month (unless otherwise indicated). Following is a list of upcoming dates and books. If you are interested in joining us please contact Jane Brown at 

  • November 27: Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan (128 pages). Set in Ireland in the weeks leading up to Christmas 1985, this historical novel explores the role of the Catholic church in Irish society. OPL 28 copies.


  • December 18: Poetry Night


  • January 29: The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times by Douglas Abrams and Jane Goodall (254 pages). A memoir about Goodall's experiences and personal philosophy. OPL 14 copies. 


  • February 26: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (303 pages). The Booker winner’s brilliant eighth novel expands on his theme of what it means to be not-quite-human, exploring love and loyalty through the eyes of an android. OPL 72 copies


  • March 25: Children of the Alley by Najib Mahfuz (448 pages). He is a Nobel prize winner and well-known Egyptian novelist; this book is a novel that includes religious/philosophical topics. OPL 1 copy.


  • April 29: The Flag and the Cross: White Christian Nationalism and the Threat to American Democracy by Philip S. Gorski and Samuel L. Perry (157 pages). In this short primer, Gorski and Perry explain what white Christian nationalism is and is not; when it first emerged and how it has changed; where it's headed and why it threatens democracy. OPL 3 copies.


  • May 27: Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen (338 pages),. It is not a cookbook but a memoir that tells the epic story of three generations in the USSR. OPL 2 copies.

  • June 24: From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way by Jesse Thistle (354 pages). A memoir about hope and resilience, and a revelatory look into the life of a Métis-Cree man who refused to give up. OPL 59 copies.

Books discussed earlier in 2023:
  • Woman, Watching by Merilyn Simonds

  • Under the Bridge by Anne Bishop

  • The Methodist Man by Terrence Rundle West

  • Flora! A Woman in a Man's World by Flora McDonald and Geoffrey Stevens

  • When Jesus Became God: The Epic Fight Over Christ's Divinity in the Last Days of Rome by Richard E. Rubenstein.

  • Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

  • The Scattering, by Lauri Kubuitsile

  • The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts, by Maxine Hong Kingston

Read some of our group reviews of books we have read
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