The SUUS Book Group selects books to read and discuss throughout the year. We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. in the SUUS library.
The December selection is Highest Duty, My Search for What Really Matters by “Sully” Chesley Sullenberger. This is a memoir featuring the 2009 plane landing, called “The Miracle on the Hudson.” Our book discussion meeting will be on Thursday, December 8th at 4:00pm.
Here’s a listing of some of the other books we have read so far…
American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard. If you’ve ever wondered how the area where you grew up got its values and quirks, and why it votes the way it does, this book answers those questions, region by region!
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. This novel features two French sisters who experience love and the challenge of World War II in their town.
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. This novel expands on the story in Out of Africa, Kenya in the 1920s. If you enjoyed McClain’s The Paris Wife (a novel about Hemingway’s first wife), this story will capture you.
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant, an unforgettable novel about a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century, told “with humor and optimism…through the eyes of an irresistible heroine” (People)—from the acclaimed author of The Red Tent.
The Wright Brothers. Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, David McCullough, tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.
A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman
Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Contact: Irene Roman – 203-453-5049.