2022-2023 Season of Second Saturday Book Group
Beginning November 12th on Zoom!

from Dorie Maxwell  doriemaxwell@mac.com

Our 1stUUPB Second Saturday Book Group traditionally meets six months each year, gathering in a circle in the Sanctuary on second Saturdays of November through April from 10:00-12:00.  Several of us usually extend our fellowship after our discussions by going out to lunch at Brio’s in the Gardens Mall.  Both members and friends of 1stUUPB are welcome to these events. Come for one, some, or all.

Since the pandemic and Zoom arrived in 2020, we’ve Zoomed all of our meetings.  However, we look forward to returning to in-person meetings this year— sometimes.  But sometimes we’ll still meet on Zoom, and sometimes we may have both!  We’ll be searching for our best way forward this year.  But our first two meetings —November and December— will still be on Zoom.

Theme–UU’s 4th Principle: A Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning

Meeting DateTitleAuthor1st PublishedPages The Primary Searches
Nov. 12.SearchMichelle Huneven2022400A committee at a UU church in California searcheswith warmth, wit, and recipes— for a new minister and for the ideal qualities that person should have. Oh, and for consensus!

Dec. 10Heart of DarknessJoseph Conrad1899125On assignment from Belgium in the early colonial era, a British ferryboat captain Marlow travels upriver into the heart of Africa searching for Mr. Kurtz, a great ivory hunter.

Jan. 14Horse Geraldine Brooks2022 416A present-day interracial couple search for answers to the mysteries of the 1850s record-breaking racehorse Lexington and his enslaved groom.

Feb.  11 Oh William!Elizabeth Strout2022256Recently widowed, Lucy joins her ex-husband William on a road trip to Maine. As he searches for answers about a family secret, Lucy finds more truths about marriage and family.

Mar. 11The Last White ManMohsin Hamid2022192A now dark-skinned man searches for his lost white identity and superiority, and finds a changed world.

Apr.  8 Remains of the DayKazuo Ishiguro1990245While on a rare motor-trip to see an old colleague, “a great English butler” searches memories of his pre-WWII days for confirmation of the dignity of his life and discovers some surprises.

And since our congregation will be searching for a new minister this year, we have chosen for our first book to be the novel Search, and for our theme to be UUA’s Fourth Principle. For more information or a Zoom invitation, contact Dorie Maxwell at doriemaxwell@mac.com.