League Members and their invited guests meet twice / year for an engaging and thoughtful book discussion. In addition to meeting and connecting with other members, book club exposes one to books one may not be aware of — or offers an extra incentive to finally read the book one has heard so much about and hasn’t yet read.
The November 2020 selection is: Apeirogon by Colum McCann. His most ambitious work to date, Apeirogon—named for a shape with a countably infinite number of sides—is a tour de force concerning friendship, love, loss, and belonging. Bassam Aramin is Palestinian. Rami Elhanan is Israeli. They inhabit a world of conflict that colors every aspect of their daily lives, from the roads they are allowed to drive on, to the schools their daughters, Abir and Smadar, each attend, to the checkpoints, both physical and emotional, they must negotiate.
Past books include:
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony (A friendship that changed the World) by Penny Colman
- The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
- The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
- Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas L. Friedman
- Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
- Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
- Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer
- The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
- Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire
- Euphoria by Lily King
- Soldier Girls by Helen Thorpe
- Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotle