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The next meeting of the St. James Book Club will be July 14 at 5:00 p.m. in the Parlor. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, will be the subject of discussion for the June meeting.  In this science fiction novel, Bradbury imagines a future in which books are outlawed and firemen have the duty, not of preventing fires, but of burning books. The protagonist, a fireman named Guy Montag, begins to doubt his actions and turns against his mentor, Captain Beatty. Fahrenheit 451 is a warning about the threat of mass media to reading, as people watch giant wall screens in their houses and interact with friends through those screens.
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Come join us for some lively discussion.

Happy Reading!


Are you unsure about joining our book group?

Here are some of the books that we have read and discussed over the last couple of years. You may see that we are a very diverse group and that we are not only about religion, but about community and our shared interests. We are sure there is a place for you.


Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Patton Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosenay The Help by Katheryn Stockett Shanghai Girls by Lisa See Jayne Eyre by Charlotte Bronte The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Schafer
All the Stars in the Sky by Sarah Lyons Fleming