The PM Non-Fiction Interest Group generally meets every other month, on the 4th Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM. Additional information will be announced monthly in Twigs. If you have questions, email Ewa.
For those of you who try to keep up with more than one group, following is an integrated list of books selected for 2017-2018. Check Twigs each month for meeting locations.
AM LitJune 1, 2018The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict (and Pot Luck Luncheon)
|Book Group||Meeting Date*||Book for Discussion|
|AM Lit||September 8, 2017**||Book Selection Meeting|
|PM Lit||September 18, 2017||A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
|PM Non-Fiction||September 27, 2017||Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder|
|AM Lit||October 6, 2017||Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt|
|PM Lit||October 16, 2017||The Leavers by LIsa Ko|
|AM Non-Fiction||October 25, 2017||The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf|
|AM Lit||November 3, 2017||News of the World by Paulette Jiles|
|PM Lit||November 20, 2017||Life Before by Michele Bacon|
|PM Non-Fiction||November 29, 2017**||Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency by Joshua Green|
|AM Lit||December 1, 2017||The Leavers by Lisa Ko|
|AM Non-Fiction||December 20, 2018**||The Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects by Mary Wollstonecraft|
|AM Lit||January 5, 2018||The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flag|
|PM Lit||January 15, 2018||The SIgnature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert|
|PM Non-Fiction||January 24, 2018||Saving Lives in Auschwitz: The Prisoners’ Hospital in Buna-Monowitz by Ewa Bacon|
|AM Lit||February 2, 2018||The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See|
|PM Lit|| February 19, 2018
||Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen|
|AM Non-Fiction||February 28, 2018||The Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea|
|AM Lit||March 2, 2018||So Much Pretty by Cara Hoffman|
|PM Lit||March 19, 2018||Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance|
|PM Non-Fiction||March 28, 2018||American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard (with reference to Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance)|
|AM Lit||April 6, 2018||A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles|
|PM Lit||April 16, 2018||
Moonglow by Michael Chabon
||April 25, 2018
||Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King
|AM Lit||May 4, 2018||Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly|
| PM Lit
|May 21, 2018
May 23, 2018
|Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics by John Pollock
|PM Lit||June 18, 2017||Book Selection Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner (6:00 PM)|
|AM Non-Fiction||June 27, 2017||Can’t Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions by Sharon Begley|
|July 6, 2018
July 25, 2017
August 22, 2018
|Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong
The Stars on Fire by Anita Shreve
Book Selection Meeting and Luncheon
|AM Lit||September 7, 2018||Book Selection Meeting|
|PM Non-Fiction||September 26, 2018||The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis|
|AM Lit||October 5, 2018||An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine|
|AM Non-Fiction||October 24, 2018||Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson|
* Check Twigs each month to confirm meeting date and book.
** Special date due to holiday.
Availability of Books
The Glen Ellyn Public Library will have the following month’s books available. Books are due the day following the meeting. When you check out one of our books at the second floor information desk, please be sure to let the librarian know which book group the book is being held for (AAUW AM, PM or Non-Fiction).
The Wheaton Public Library will arrange for an inter-library loan for any book, upon your request but will not keep track of our book lists.To buy a book for an upcoming book group meeting, consider patronizing
The Book Store, 475 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. They offer a 10% discount for book group purchases. You can call them to check on availability (630/469-2891) or click here to send an email to Jane Stroh, owner of The Book Store, a long-time Branch member and Twigs sponsor. The Book Store’s web page is www.justthebookstore.com.
If you purchase books on Amazon, please designate AAUW Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch, NFP for an Amazon Smiles donation.