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Lunchtime Book Group

This group reads fiction and non-fiction, recent publications and classics, almost all available in paperback.  Come together over bag lunches to share your ideas and reactions. Books are selected annually by group members and are almost always available in paperback.


We generally meet on the fourth Monday of the month, at 12 noon in the Harvard Neighbors meeting room. Bring a sandwich - tea is available.

*We have one meeting for Nov./Dec.

Group contact: AnnaMaria AbernathyJoan MuellnerJane Knowles, or Linda Kaufman

Below is the schedule for 2018-2019


September 24

Baird, Julia, Victoria: the Queen: : An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire. Random House paperback, 2017. 752 pp.

Oct. 22

Cather, Willa, My Antonia. First published in 1918, zillions of editions, about 145 pp.

Nov. 26

Fitzgerald, Penelope, The Bookshop,  Houghton Mifflin paperback, 1997. 123 pp

Jan. 28

Moorehead, Caroline, A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Remarkable Story of an Italian Mother, Her Two Sons, and Their Fight Against Fascism. Harper Collins, 2017. 376 pp.

Feb. 25

Shattuck, Jessica, The Women in the Castle.Paperback and Kindle, William Morrow, 2017. 356 pp.

March 25

Winchester, Simon, The Man Who Loved China. Harper Perennial paperback reprint, 2009, 352 pages.

Apr. 22

Doctorow, E.L., Ragtime, Random House Trade Paperback, 2007 reprint. 336 pp.

May 20

Fadiman, Anne, The Wine Lover’s Daughter: a Memoir. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2017.  272 pp.

AnnaMaria Abernathy





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