First Chuch Book Group

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The fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30p.m.

Contact Christine O’Neill at bookgroup@uubelmont.org for more information.

Welcome

The book group is open to all. There is no long term commitment. Feel free to join us for a single evening's discussion or to become a regular participant.


September:

Our September book is Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy which is based on a 12 part radio series the BBC did in 1978. Order your copy from the library ASAP. There are not as many copies in the Minuteman Library System as we usually see for the book group selections.

This comedy became a cultural phenomenon so it is available in multiple formats and languages. Both the book and movie are not direct copies of the radio series. Here is a link to other BBC programming related to the series: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03v379k


October:

Another Country by James Baldwin. Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, Another Country is a novel of passions—sexual, racial, political, artistic. Stunning for its emotional intensity and haunting sensuality, this "brilliantly and fiercely told" book (The New York Times) depicts men and women, blacks and whites, stripped of their masks of gender and race by love and hatred at the most elemental and sublime.