UUCT Book Club
The UUCT Book Group has selected the books for Sept, Oct and Nov so that participants will have time to acquire and read the books.
Sept 9, 2021: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann, 2017
Discussion leader: Linda F
The book investigates a series of murders of wealthy Osage people that took place in Osage County, Oklahoma in the early 1920s after big oil deposits were discovered beneath their land. Writing for The New York Times, Dave Eggers called the book "riveting" and wrote, "in these last pages, Grann takes what was already a fascinating and disciplined recording of a forgotten chapter in American history, and with the help of contemporary Osage tribe members, he illuminates a sickening conspiracy that goes far deeper than those four years of horror. It will sear your soul.”
Oct 14, 2021: Breathe: A Letter to My Sons by Imani Perry, 2019
Discussion leader: Margo N
“In Breathe, Perry offers a lyrical meditation that connects a painful, proud history of African American struggle with a clarion call for present-day action to protect, defend, and celebrate the promise of the next generation.”
—Stacey Abrams, founder and chair of Fair Fight Action, Inc.
Nov 11, 2021: Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd, 2020
Discussion leader: Sue R
Did Jesus Ever Tie the Knot? A New Novel Considers the Question.
“Kidd’s bold narrative revisionism allows her protagonist to be in every respect the equal of her husband while posing this question: How would Western culture be different if men and women had grown in appreciation of each other’s spirit? It’s not such a leap—the gospels portray Jesus gently championing women.” —O, The Oprah Magazine
We meet the second Thursday of each month via Zoom Meeting opens by 9:20am, book discussion starts at 9:30am.