The Tuesday Readers
Second Tuesdays, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m, Michaux House, Fagan Parlor
2017 – 2018 season
September 12 The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams.
A discussion by two spiritual giants over five days shows how they are two of the most joyful people on the planet.
October 12 Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love by James Runcie
Full-time priest, part-time detective Sidney Chambers is plunged back into sleuthing in this sixth and most recent installment in the Grantchester Mysteries series.
November 14 City of God: Faith in the Streets by Sara Miles
Miles, a featured speaker in the upcoming 2018 WomanKind, recounts venturing beyond the borders of religion into the unpredictable territory of faith on Ash Wednesday 2012.
December 12 The Friendship of Women: The Hidden Tradition of the Bible by Joan Chittister
The sacred traditions of friendship is explored through the lens of faith, tradition, and religion, through the often overlooked voices and experiences of women in the Old and New Testaments.
January 9 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
This modern America classic offers the moving coming-of-age story of a young girl from the early 1900s.
February 13 How to Be a Muslim: An American Story by Haroon Moghul
Moghul’s memoir shares his struggles to forge an American Muslim identify after being thrust into the spotlight after 9/11 as a campus spokesman.
March 13 The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, The Underground Railroad is historical fiction that chronicles a young slave’s flight for freedom through a literal subterranean rail network and its haunting destinations.
April 10 Rescuing The Bible From Fundamentalism: A Bishop Rethinks the Meaning of Scripture by Bishop John Shelby Spong
In this seminal work, Spong provides support for the Bible as a pointer to ultimate truth, containing powerful allegory, and preserving traditions and beliefs over centuries.
May 8 Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
A daughter explores the mysterious disappearance of her mother with the aid of a psychic, a jaded detective, and her mother’s research on elephants and grief.