St. James Book ClubbookClub

The St. James Book Club will meet October 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the Parlor. The book under discussion will be Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns. Set in 1906, just fifty years after the Civil War, in Cold Sassy, Georgia (Commerce, Georgia), “Cold Sassy Tree” is a story of family, community, and relationships. It examines race relations, laboring mill children, women before the vote, and religion with both humor and hard truth. Pat Conroy calls it the best portrait of small-town southern life ever written.
Come join us for some lively discussion.
For more information, contact June Parker at

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