The Emerson Book Group

The group meets in room 125 at 2:00 pm on the second Tuesday of the month Contact Ginger White for more information. 

These are the books we’ll read and discuss in 2019. Read with us!

MAY 14 Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff This is an emotional story of friendship and betrayal during the second world war, inspired by true events – from the bestselling author, Pam Jenoff. In the 1940s, with the world at war, Eleanor Trigg leads a mysterious ring of female secret agents in London.
JUNE 11 The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg For the past six months, Arthur Moses’s days have looked the same: He tends to his rose garden and to Gordon, his cat, then rides the bus to the cemetery to visit his beloved late wife for lunch. The last thing Arthur would imagine is for one unlikely encounter to utterly transform his life.
JULY 9 The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes.
AUGUST 13 Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy
SEPTEMBER 10 The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey 1920s India: Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s first female lawyer, is investigating a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows living in full purdah when the case takes a turn toward the murderous. The author of the Agatha and Macavity Award-winning Rei Shimura novels brings us an atmospheric new historical mystery with a captivating heroine.
OCTOBER 8 Force of Nature by Jane Harper When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path. But one of the women doesn’t come out of the woods. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened.