Second Sunday Book Group

This group, which has been meeting for nearly twenty years, reads and discusses fiction, usually by women.  Facilitated by Laurel-Heather Milden, the group chooses recently published novels by authors ranging from the obscure to the well known.

If you have any questions about the group, Laurel-Heather would be glad to help.  Email her at and she asks that you mention the book group name on the subject line.

This group meets on the second Sunday of the month at 2pm.

Don't forget!
Books for the group are 10% off the month prior to the discussion.

Umami Cover Image
By Laia Jufresa, Sophie Hughes (Translator)
ISBN: 9781780748924
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: ONEWorld Publications - September 12th, 2017

Discussion on Sunday, December 10 at 2:00pm.

In this extremely charming novel, Jufresa seamlessly toggles between the lives of the people who inhabit a Mexico City tenement compound. Five characters tell the story of the last four years, the traumas they’ve endured, and the sharing of their separate grief as the fragments of their families struggle through their lives together. Umami is a vividly imagined, multi-voice narrative of grief, loss and missed chances. In prose that is dazzlingly inventive, funny and tender, Laia Jufresa immerses us in the troubled lives of her narrators, deftly unpicking their stories to offer a darkly comic portrait of contemporary Mexico, as whimsical as it is heart-wrenching.

The One-In-A-Million Boy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544947214
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - April 18th, 2017

Discussion on Sunday, January 7 at 2:00pm.

As part of his work to earn a Boy Scout badge, a boy who has no friends and spends his time obsessively memorizing Guiness world records does yard work for 104-year-old Ona Vitkus, a Lithuanian immigrant. The two forge a close bond over the course of several Saturdays -- until one day the boy doesn't show up. In The One-In-A-Million-Boy, Monica Wood tells a sad and joyous story of a unique eleven-year-old boy and the legacy he leaves behind.