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: 


Finding Stillness in a Noisy World by Jana Richman
February 2019 (Jana will be attending all 3 book groups)
from University of Utah Press:
"Moving through the settings of her life—red rock canyons, aspen forests, mountains, and cities—Jana Richman probes the depths of her internal landscape and asks how we can find stillness in our noisy world. In essays both personal and profoundly universal, Richman eschews quick and easy answers for quiet reflections on the questions: In a culture demanding that every voice be heard, how do we make sense of the resulting roar? Where do we seek solace when the last quiet places are sacrificed to human hubris? How do we shed the angst thrust upon us to create lives of peace?

In these wide-ranging personal essays, Richman travels interior roads through fear, kindness, ignorance, darkness, wildness, compassion, solitude, loneliness, and more—always asking how external geography informs our internal geography. From the monsoonal rains in the carved slot canyons of the Escalante to the eroticism of dirt on skin in a remote slice of the Grand Canyon; from the defiance of academic authority to the curled, arthritic fingers of her mother and grandmothers, Richman sinks into the realities that make us human and fallible and blessed."

2019 Reading List

 

 

Jan.  28, 29. 30    

Jude the Obscure

Thomas Hardy

Feb.  25, 26, 27

Finding Stillness in a Noisy World  Jana will be 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  

 Sigrid Nunez

June 24, 25, 26

Circe 

 Madeline Miller

July 29, 30, 31

Augustown  

 Kei Miller

Aug. No meeting 

Summer Vacation  

 

Sept. 23, 24, 25

There There  

 Tommy Orange

Oct. 28, 29, 30

TBD

 

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