The AM Non-Fiction Lit Interest Group generally meets every other month, on the 4th Wednesday at 10:30 AM. Additional information will be announced monthly in Twigs. If you have questions, email Sue Herrmann.
The PM Non-Fiction Lit 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 Bacon.
For those of you who try to keep up with more than one group, following is an integrated list of books selected for 2016-2017 . Check Twigs each month for meeting locations.
|Book Group||Meeting Date*||Book for Discussion|
|AM Lit||September 9, 2016**||Book Selection Meeting|
|PM Lit||September 19, 2016||Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
|PM Non-Fiction Lit||September 28, 2016||The Mapmaker’s Wife: A True Tale Of Love, Murder, and Survival In The Amazon by Robert Whitaker|
|AM Lit||October 7, 2016||Redeployment by Phil Klay|
|PM Lit||October 17, 2016||Lab Girl by Hope Jahren|
|AM Non-Fiction Lit||October 26, 2016||A Man of Salt and Trees: The Life of Joy Morton by James Ballowe|
|AM Lit||November 4, 2016||Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan|
|PM Lit||November 14, 2016**||A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman|
|PM Non-Fiction Lit||November 30, 2016**||Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates|
|AM Lit||December 2, 2016||Doc: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell|
|AM Non-Fiction Lit||December 14, 2016**||The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 by Joseph J. Ellis|
|AM Lit||January 6, 2017**||The Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland|
|PM Lit||January 16, 2017||The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman|
|PM Non-Fiction Lit||January 25, 2017||Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari|
|AM Lit||February 3, 2017||Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert|
|PM Lit|| February 20, 2017
||The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks|
|AM Non-Fiction Lit||February 22, 2017||Asia’s Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific by Robert D. Kaplan|
|AM Lit||March 3, 2017||Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel by Robin Sloan|
|PM Lit||March 20, 2017||The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende|
|PM Non-Fiction Lit||March 22, 2017||The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean|
|AM Lit||April 7, 2017||My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One by Elena Ferrante|
|PM Lit||April 17, 2017||
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
|AM Non-Fiction Lit
||April 26, 2017
||The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King
|AM Lit||May 12, 2017***||Painted Horses by Malcolm Brooks|
|PM Lit||May 15, 2017||La Rose by Louise Erdrich|
|AM Lit||June 2, 2017||Someone: A Novel by Alice McDermott (and Pot Luck Luncheon)|
|PM Lit||June 12, 2017****||Book Selection Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner (6:00 PM)|
|AM Non-Fiction Lit||June 28, 2017||Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande|
|PM Non-Fiction Lit||June 28, 2017||The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by Helen Rappaport|
|AM Lit||July 7, 2017**||The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen|
|AM Lit||August 4, 2017||The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney|
|AM Non-Fiction Lit||August 23, 2017||Book Selection Meeting|
|PM Non-Fiction Lit||August 27, 2017||Book Selection Meeting|
|AM Lit||September 8, 2016**||Book Selection Meeting|
|PM Non-Fiction Lit||September 27, 2017||Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice by|
AM Non-Fiction Lit
|October 6, 2017
October 25, 2017
|Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf
* Check Twigs each month to confirm meeting date and book.
** Special date due to holiday.
*** Special date due to Book Sale May 3-6.
**** Special date and time.
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.