RozReads: Contemporary Fiction and Non-Fiction Reading Group

Reading together since 1987

All discussion groups meet at Roz's home at 7:00 pm (for information rozsandack@msn.com)


Next Read: 

Augustown by Kei Miller
August  26, 27, 28, 2019

from Wikipedia:
Augustown is a 2016 novel by Jamaican writer Kei Miller. Augustown was published in the US on May 23, 2017 by Pantheon Books. It is Miller's third novel; he is also a poet. Reviewing Augustown for The New Yorker, Laura Miller contrasts the book to "the stereotype of a 'poet’s novel'—that is, it isn’t introspective, replete with long passages of description, and scant of plot. Instead, it is stuffed with the characters and stories of hardscrabble Augustown, a former hamlet on the outskirts of St. Andrew founded by slaves freed in 1838." The book is based on an historical incident from 1920 in which Baptist preacher Edward Bedford told congregants he would physically fly up to heaven; instead he was committed to an insane asylum. In Miller's reimagining, however, the preacher proves able to fly and people gather in the impoverished neighborhood of Augustown to see the miracle for themselves.
In 2017, Augustown won the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.

2019 Reading List

 

 

Jan.  28, 29. 30    

Jude the Obscure

Thomas Hardy

Feb.  25, 26, 27

Finding Stillness in a Noisy World  Jana  attending all 3 book groups

Jana Richman

Mar.  18, 19, 20* note change of date

Improvement  

Joan Silber 

April  22, 23, 24

Anything is Possible 

Elizabeth Strout 

May 28, 29, 30* no meeting Memorial Day

The Friend: A Novel  

Sigrid Nunez

June 24, 25, 26

Summer Vacation 

 

July 29, 30, 31

Women Talking

(20% discount hardcover at King's English Bookshop)

 Miriam Toews

Aug.  26, 27, 28

 Augustown

 Kei Miller

Sept. 23, 24, 25

There There  

 Tommy Orange

Oct. 28, 29, 30

TBA

 

Dec 2, 3, 4 *last week of November is Thanksgiving week, so we'll meet first week in Dec.   

Warlight  

 Michael Ondaatje

Dec.

Winter Vacation

No book groups


 

Cost: $10 per evening (paid to Roz)

King's English Bookshop offers 10% discount on all reading group selections