Books to Discuss in May and This Fall

The St. James UMC Book Club has announced its reading and discussion schedule for May and the months of fall.


May—Tapestry by Beth Duke

Skye and her grandmother, Sparrow, decide to investigate their ancestry.  The decision starts them on a journey through Alabama and Texas with stories involving the Wichapi Stone Wall and the battle of Horseshoe Bend as well as freed enslaved persons.


September—The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

This historical fiction tells of the marriage of one of America’s most extraordinary couples: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.  Morrow is famous in her own right as a writer and finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 1956 for her book, The Gift of the Sea.


October—Emma by Jane Austen
The story of a heroine in a small village, Jane Austen’s Emma hardly seems revolutionary.  But, 200 years after it was first published, experts argue that it belongs alongside the works of Flaubert, Joyce, and Woolf as one of the great experimental novels, as it explores relationships among its characters.


November—Delaney’s People by Beth Duke

This novel relates the story of an Alabama family from its roots in Ireland to the present day as great grandmother tells Delaney about her family history.


The St. James Book Club usually meets on the third Sunday of the month via Zoom.

Come join the club for some lively discussion.  For more information, contact June Parker at