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The Book group book : a thoughtful guide to forming and enjoying a stimulating book discussion group

Contains essays written by book group members from around the country on their experiences and a reading list from each group
Print Book, English, ©1993
Chicago Review Press : Distributed by Independent Publishers Group, Chicago, Ill., ©1993
x, 245 pages ; 22 cm
9781556521959, 1556521952
Introduction (p.v)
Part I
Essays (p.1). Once begun, we are mighty / Carol Huber (p.3)
How we got to be six
and why it feels like forty / Ann Christophersen (p.6)
The modern literature club / Ellen Shipley and Kim Harington (p.13)
LOL's disease / Dorothy M. Wilson (p.18)
Beers and drum beating in the kitchen / Rodd Zolkos (p.22)
So many books, such a long time : reading together for eighteen years / Paula Zurowski, Sarah Booth, Ceinwen Carney, Roz Hardy, Merry Selk, Karen Davison, Peggy Aulisio, Susan Powning, Dore Brown, Judith McKibben, Sheila Levine (p.26)
The poets are coming / Peggy Heinrich (p.37)
The sisterhood / Mary E. Toole (p.43)
Claremont Park Book Club / JoEllen Brean (p.46). Contents (cont.): If I read enough books, will I someday have been everywhere? / Cindra Halm (p.50)
Writers on reading, Saratoga style / F.R. Lewis (p.53)
Someone has to care about Kierkegaard / Stephanie Patterson (p.59)
Exploring ourselves in surprising ways / Martha Sloan (p.66)
Every woman has a story / Janet Tripp (p.70)
Thursday evenings / Susan Knoppow (p.74)
Policies for ladies who read / Marilyn Monaco-Han (p.77)
Initiation rites / Susanna Tull (p.82)
Why only books by women? / Barbara Kerr Davis (p.87)
The rad reading zappers / Molly Blake Leckie (p.90)
Talking as quilting / Ellie Becker (p.94)
There are better things in life to stomp out on / Emily Tennyson (p.98)
Feminist book discussion group / Henrietta Bensussen with Sandra Miller (p.101). Contents (cont.): Meeting Bill / Katheryn Krotzer Laborde (p.105)
Women reading together / Suzanne Heggie Werner (p.110)
Eleven years and 133 books later / Mary Nell Bryant (p.114)
Serious commitments / Curt Matthews (p.118)
The arts club / Dorothy Winslow Wright (p.122)
From Molloy to Madame Bovary
from billiards to blood oranges / Debby Mayer (p.126)
Digesting the book / Lisa Goff (p.132)
One good book deserves another / Lenore Baeli Wang (p.137)
Part II
Book lists (p.141)