St. James Book ClubbookClub

The St. James Book Club will not meet in April.
The next meeting will be May 19 at 5:00 p.m. in the Parlor. “A Well-Behaved Woman,” by Therese Ann Fowler, will be the subject of that meeting’s discussion. In this novel of historical fiction, Fowler introduces the reader to Ava Smith Vanderbilt, a woman from a southern family made destitute by the Civil War. Ava marries into the wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilt family. She maneuvers hew way into the highest levels of society and comes to rule the Gilded Age. But she defies convention by becoming a leader of the women’s suffrage movement. For more information, contact June Parker at
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