The Emerson Book Group

Emerson Book Group

The group is open to all who relish reading and discussing books.  The books are chosen from titles suggested by members of the group and then are voted upon.  Fiction is the dominant genre. However, everyone agrees that non-fiction books scattered in are great.    

We meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month from one to three in the afternoon.  Currently, we are meeting via zoom for the health and safety of all involved.  The link is

Meeting ID: 822 8706 2766      

Contact Ginger White or Lee Purcell  for the password or more information.

2020- 2021 Books

These are the upcoming books that we will be reading and discussing.  Come read with us!

September    Transcription by Kate Atkinson  The novel focuses on the activities of British orphan Juliet Armstrong throughout World War II and afterwards, and how she begins a career as a low-level transcriptionist for MI5, before rising through the ranks.

October  The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout    Follows two brothers who must return home to help out their sister after her son is accused of a hate crime. 

November   We Live in Water by Jesse Walter   A suite of diverse and searching stories about personal struggle and diminished dreams, all of them marked by the wry wit, keen eye, and generosity of spirit that has made him a bookseller and reader favorite.

December  The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates   Author of Between the World and Mea boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.

January  Caste: The Origins of our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson    Examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

February   The Courier by Kjell Ola Dahl    Set in the present day, the 1960s and during World War 2 The Courier examines life in Norway during the war and its far reaching impact. … Their daughter, Turid is still in Norway and when Gerhard dies in a fire she is adopted by a couple from Oslo.